Wayne and Coleen Rooney locked in row with neighbours over his £20m ‘Morrisons Mansion’ as villagers say it’s bigger than expected

Wayne and Coleen Rooney locked in row with neighbours over his £20m ‘Morrisons Mansion’ as villagers say it’s bigger than expected

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WAYNE Rooney is locked in a row with his neighbours over his new £20million mansion which was mocked for looking like a Morrisons supermarket.

The ex-England and Manchester United forward, wife Coleen and four sons are set to move into the three-storey pad next month.

The Rooneys’ new Cheshire home has been mocked for “looking like a Morrisons”
The Mega Agency


Wayne and Coleen have splashed out £20 million on their latest residence[/caption]

The lavish property will have a bar, TV room, snooker room and cinema
The £20m property will also boast a separate barn and stables

But residents who already live in the tiny village near Knutsford, Cheshire, are unhappy that it is bigger than they expected.

They are also worried about the impact the DC United striker – set to become Derby player coach in January – will have on the neighbourhood.

Locals are also opposed to supplementary plans to build a large shed to store a tractor and hay bales.

The property will boast and 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 too 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 £4million to a Cheshire property developer to build his new £20million mansion.

One neighbour said: “The development is very nearly complete but it’s a sore thumb on the landscape.

Some of us are concerned when the Rooney’s move into the property they may completely change the atmosphere of this tranquil village

Concerned neighbour

“It’s been a surprise to the local village that Rooney was moving here in the first place and many didn’t know what to think, especially as the land deal was kept quiet.”

The nearby resident added: “The house which is taking shape wasn’t what many people expected and is not in keeping with the local built environment.

“Some of us are concerned when the Rooney’s move into the property they may completely change the atmosphere of this tranquil village.”

The star is also currently locked in a battle over plans build the agricultural outbuilding which led to suggestions he was set to become a farmer when he hangs up his boots.

Wayne Rooney’s planning agents said in the application: “The proposed building is to provide shelter and security to machinery and equipment related to the upkeep of the agricultural land.


“It will also provide dry storage for hay. The proposed building will be used for storage of farm maintenance such as a tractor and also as a hay store when required.”

But the shed plans – submitted in July last year – are facing opposition from the local parish council.

Ollerton and Marthall Parish Council spokesman said: “The application is located within the Green Belt where development is subject to stricter control and the policy focus is on preserving the openness of space, setting and rural character.

“Given the scale of this development which has become much more visible from the road, any further impact on the Green Belt must be carefully considered.”

Following the comment, the application was withdrawn but resubmitted in February this year and is yet to be considered.

Plans were originally submitted in 2014 and given full approval by the local council before the property was bought by the Rooneys this year.

Rooney is said to have amassed an £82million fortune from his wages, property portfolio and sponsorship deals.

His property portfolio also includes a £5million sprawling Barbados villa, which he rents out for £25,000 a week and a £320,000 waterfront apartment in Florida.

He also still owns his £6million home in nearby Prestbury which he purchased in 2005, however it is not known if he intends to sell it.

Rooney has been approached for comment.

The impressive new pad, featuring two man-made fishing lakes and an orangery, is nearing completion
The Mega Agency
Social media users have compared the new property to a supermarket
They have likened the home to this Morrisons store in Sunderland
What the sprawling site looked like last year, as work began
Flynet Pictures

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