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Wayne Rooney's neighbours apply to keep 1,000 SHEEP next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion - healthyfrog

Wayne Rooney’s neighbours apply to keep 1,000 SHEEP next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion

Wayne Rooney’s neighbours have applied for permission to keep 1,000 Australian sheep next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion.  

Brighouse Farms, next door to the ex-England footballer’s new home, has revealed plans for two sheds with a combined floor size of 1,886 sq m.

In plans submitted to Cheshire East Council, the expert breeders also want to build a dark-room laboratory ‘used for the handling and storage of sheep semen and embryos for artificial insemination’ right by the six-bed mansion. 

Ironically, Rooney – who needs to listen to the sound of a Hoover to get to sleep – is a player-coach at Derby County, known as the Rams. 

Cheshire East Council will decide on the application at the end of next month. 

Wayne Rooney’s neighbours have applied for permission to keep 1,000 sheep next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion. Brighouse Farms, next door to the ex-England footballer’s new home, has revealed plans for two sheds with a combined floor size of 1,886 sq m

Rooney and his wife Coleen, both 34, and their four sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass are living in a nearby £5million home while the £20million mansion is being built

Rooney and his wife Coleen, both 34, and their four sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass are living in a nearby £5million home while the £20million mansion is being built

Wayne Rooney's sheep breeding neighbours have applied for permission to keep 1,000 Australian sheep next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion

Wayne Rooney’s sheep breeding neighbours have applied for permission to keep 1,000 Australian sheep next door to his £20million Cheshire mansion

The planning documents state: ‘The buildings have been designed to be within keeping of other modern buildings in the surrounding areas of Cheshire.

‘It is essential that the sheep are housed during certain periods within the year, this includes during lambing and also during service.

‘The hay which is produced on the land needs to be stored immediately following harvest to ensure that the quality does not deteriorate.’ 

The proposals also explain the farmers’ experience in the high-tech breeding programme, which goes on next to the Rooneys’ manor.

‘Mrs Brighouse combines her qualities and farming experience with her scientific approach to the frequent lambing system,’ they state.

The documents state: 'The buildings have been designed to be within keeping of other modern buildings in the surrounding areas of Cheshire. It is essential that the sheep are housed during certain periods within the year, this includes during lambing and also during service'

In plans submitted to Cheshire East Council, the breeders want to build a dark-room laboratory 'used for the handling and storage of sheep semen and embryos for artificial insemination'

The documents state: ‘The buildings have been designed to be within keeping of other modern buildings in the surrounding areas of Cheshire. It is essential that the sheep are housed during certain periods within the year, this includes during lambing and also during service’

The plans say the biosecurity of the site, a stone's throw from Rooney's own shed which he has built to store tractors, will be maintained

The plans say the biosecurity of the site, a stone’s throw from Rooney’s own shed which he has built to store tractors, will be maintained

Wayne and Coleen Rooney (pictured with their sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass) have been staying in a nearby £5million home while the £20million mansion, near Knutsford, is being built

Wayne and Coleen Rooney (pictured with their sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass) have been staying in a nearby £5million home while the £20million mansion, near Knutsford, is being built

‘Using a synchronised oestrus breeding programme to facilitate batch lambing, via natural and cervical artificial insemination techniques to genetically enhance to improve AI technique and realise desired traits of the flock.’

The plans say the biosecurity of the site, a stone’s throw from Rooney’s own shed which he has built to store tractors, will be maintained. 

Rooney and his wife Coleen, both 34, and their four sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass are living in a nearby £5million home while the £20million mansion is being built.

MailOnline previously reported how builders returned to work on the Cheshire home in May after construction came to a halt because of coronavirus.

The huge six-bedroom country house, which has already taken three years to build, has been mocked for looking like an out-of-town Morrisons supermarket.

Brighouse Farms, next door to the ex-England footballer's new home, has revealed plans for two sheds with a combined floor size of 1,886 sq m

Brighouse Farms, next door to the ex-England footballer’s new home, has revealed plans for two sheds with a combined floor size of 1,886 sq m

The plans say the biosecurity of the site, a stone's throw from Rooney's own shed which he has built to store tractors, will be maintained

The plans say the biosecurity of the site, a stone’s throw from Rooney’s own shed which he has built to store tractors, will be maintained

The huge six-bedroom country house, which has already taken three years to build, has been mocked for looking like an out-of-town Morrisons supermarket

The huge six-bedroom country house, which has already taken three years to build, has been mocked for looking like an out-of-town Morrisons supermarket 

Work on the 40-acre estate near Knutsford stopped in April due to concerns around building supply deliveries as lockdown restrictions came into full force.

A football pitch has been built on the site, and the home will have its own orangery, snooker room with bar, cinema and swimming pool. 

Rooney is also having a security system installed, as well as an underground tunnel and a bunker where he will keep a getaway electric car. 

Safety precautions are being taken after the footballer’s family suffered an attempted burglary at their old home in 2016 while Rooney was playing a match.

Robert McNamara from Scarborough, North Yorkshire admitted attempting to enter as a trespasser with intent to steal on August 3, 2016. The former serviceman was jailed for two years and eight months. 

It will have its own orangery, football pitch, bar, cinema and swimming pool when fully built

It will have its own orangery, football pitch, bar, cinema and swimming pool when fully built

Rooney and Coleen reportedly paid a Cheshire property £4million to build their dream three-storey mansion in 2017, kitted out with state-of-the-art security features

Rooney and Coleen reportedly paid a Cheshire property £4million to build their dream three-storey mansion in 2017, kitted out with state-of-the-art security features 

Rooney and Coleen reportedly paid a Cheshire property £4million to build their dream three-storey mansion in 2017, kitted out with state-of-the-art security features.

Shortly after acquiring the plot, they entered a 22-month long planning row with locals who objected to the building of a farmer’s shed to house and tractor and hay bales. The dispute was settled in Rooney’s favour.

Neighbours also objected to a 9ft security fence which they claimed was an eyesore that would ‘urbanise’ the countryside. Again, they were overruled in Rooney’s favour.

The ex-Premier League star’s bunker will apparently have CCTV, a kitchen and a toilet for a guard and a secure pick-up area, according to The Sun. 

The mansion has a subterranean basement home to a steam room, plunge pool, hot tub, cinema room with 10 seats, wine cellar and snooker room with bar. It will also include a patio, landscaped gardens, a luxury car garage and a stable block.