Newcastle United player Fabricio Coloccini is expanding on his £1m Jesmond mansion

He earns £24,000 per week

Argentinian Newcastle United player Fabricio Coloccini has been given approval to build a new house in his back garden.

He will be building a two-story, three-bedroom house in the back garden of his existing £1m mansion in Jesmond.

Locals have said he is “garden-grabbing”, and complained the  house would cause “significant harm to their living conditions” and block light into their properties.

Newcastle City Council originally refused the plans, adding that it would detract from the beauty of the Jesmond Dene conservation area.

However, central government overturned the Newcastle authority’s decision, giving approval to build his new house.

They also refuted Jesmond resident’s claims that a new house there would harm their living conditions.

A Newcastle City Council spokesman told The Chronicle: “We can confirm a planning appeal in relation to a proposed detached property has been successful. The development can now go ahead.”