ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates

WAYNE ROONEY has been locked in a row over improving security at his new £20m mansion after neighbours opposed an imposing 9ft high gate.


Posted Wednesday, April 01, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

The ex England skipper, 34, lodged plans to erect the gates and 6ft boundary wall in front of his lavish home in Cheshire.

ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates
The Rooneys' £20million home has come under fire from nearby residents Credit: Instagram

ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates
It's been mocked for looking like a Morrisons supermarket Credit: The Mega Agency

But nearby residents worried it would ruin the "views and visual amenity" of the idyllic countryside area.

Rooney, now in a player/coach role at Derby, was forced to cave in and amend his plans for the boundary wall, which have now been approved by council officers.

He's now changed it to a metal railing fence with a hedge of the same height, but he's kept the gates the same.

Documents show case officer Adam Barnes, from Cheshire East Council, wrote: "The proposal would be sympathetic and comply with SD2 and would now be constructed of materials to match the existing building.

"The comments of the landscape officer and OMPC were taken on board by the applicants and a more modest revised proposal was submitted that is considered acceptable whilst affording security.

"The gates are in a very secluded position at the end of an access road."

The Rooneys’ £20million family home has been mocked for looking like a Morrisons supermarket.

The three-storey mansion has concerned residents who live in the tiny village near Knutsford, Cheshire.

ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates
Residents were furious about the size of the boundary wall Credit: Brighthouse/Cheshire East Council

ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates
The Rooneys spent £4million designing their dream home Credit: Brighthouse/Cheshire East Council

ROO'S GATE-GATE Wayne Rooney locked in a row over improving security at new £20m ‘Morrisons’ mansion as neighbours oppose imposing gates
There will be 9ft gates and a boundary wall that's turning into metal gates Credit: Brighthouse/Cheshire East Council

They were unhappy that it is bigger than they expected.

The property will boast an orangery, bar, TV room, snooker room, cinema and wine cellar.

It also has huge indoor swimming pool surrounded by a glass pavilion, a hot tub, plunge pool, steam room and “his” or “hers” changing rooms.

The ex-Premier League star’s pad boasts an extensive patio, landscaped gardens, a luxury car garage and a stable block.

It also has a guest toilet and separate lifts – one for the family, the other for visitors to avoid the social faux pas of using the couple’s own downstairs loo.

It emerged three months ago that Rooney, 33, paid more than £4m to a Cheshire property developer to build his new £20m mansion.

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