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Work on Wayne Rooney's mansion grinds to a halt due to coronavirus 

by Elvira Enticknap (2020-04-10)

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Work on Wayne Rooney's new £20 million mansion has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic after builders had to down tools.

28227404194_dd0afdf0cb_b.jpgIt has ended any hope the former England captain and Manchester United striker, 34, had of moving into the huge six-bedroom house next month.

Sources say the problem surrounds building supply deliveries for work on the 40 acre site being disrupted due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The modern mansion in the Cheshire countryside, which has already taken three years to build, has been widely mocked for looking like an out-of-town Morrisons supermarket.

When it is finished, the mansion which will boast its own orangery, football pitch, bar, cinema and swimming pool.






Work on Wayne Rooney's new £20 million mansion has been halted by the coronavirus after builders had to down tools. Sources say the problem surrounds building supply deliveries for work on the 40 acre site being disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown







It has ended any hope the former England captain and Manchester United striker (pictured with wife Coleen and their four sons), 34, had of moving into the huge six-bedroom house next month







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Wayne, who now captains Derby County in English football's second tier, is living nearby while he waits for the mansion to be finished


Wayne, who now captains Derby County in English football's second tier, is living nearby while he waits for the mansion to be finished.

One neighbour told Mailonline: 'I've not heard drilling or any any work for the last two or three days.

'I heard that the builders had trouble sourcing materials as they are allowed to work.'

Dog walker Brian Smithson, 56, said: 'I've seen the odd van go in or out but there has been no work going on.

'You normally hear it - there's a few yellow diggers which are lying idle.

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The Rooneys bought the mega-mansion in 2017 but and were caught up in a 22-month planning row with locals who objected to the building of a farmer's shed to house a tractor and hay bales.

However that has now been settled in Rooney's favour.

Neighbours also objected to a 9ft security fence which they claimed was an eyesore which also added to Rooney's headaches over the property.

They claimed it would 'urbanise' the countryside and be an eyesore but were over-ruled.






The modern mansion in the Cheshire countryside, which has already taken three years to build, has been widely mocked for looking like an out-of-town Morrisons supermarket







One neighbour told Mailonline: 'I've not heard drilling or any any work for the last two or three days. 'I heard that the builders had trouble sourcing materials as they are allowed to work'







The Rooneys bought the mega-mansion in 2017 but and were caught up in a 22-month planning row with locals who objected to the building of a farmer's shed to house a tractor and hay bales


The England player and his family were said to be hoping to be in their new home after the English Football League had ended in May.

But the coronavirus pandemic has left the league's executives with major problems in setting a new date for the season's conclusion.

A source close to the footballer said the Rooney family had not planned to move into their new home ‘for a significant while yet'.

Wayne, wife Coleen, 33, and their four sons - Kai, ten, Klay, six, Kit, four and two-year-old Cass - are currently living in a £5 million house a few miles away.

Wayne has been home-schooling his boys at home while the lockdown is in place across the country due to COVID-19.

However the former Everton player was given a yellow card by police after he was spotted breaking social distance rules.

Police officers ticked him off after he was seen near his neighbour and fellow footballer Kyle Walker, 29, and their families.

They had apparently just bumped into each other while taking a stroll with their families near Prestbury golf course.






Neighbours also objected to a 9ft security fence which they claimed was an eyesore which also added to Rooney's headaches over the property. They claimed it would 'urbanise' the countryside and be an eyesore but were over-ruled







The former England star, 34, lodged plans to build an 'agricultural storage shed' on his six-bedroom estate in Cheshire months ago (Pictured: an artists impression of the shed)


But a passing police patrol spotted them too close to each other and reprimanded them.

It was days after Manchester City and England defender Walker was caught hosting a sex party with two prostitutes.

Rooney, who scored 53 goals in 120 game for England, has said that footballers are 'easy targets' for criticism during the lockdown.

There has been a row after players refused to take a pay cut after calls by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

However Rooney has hit back saying the treatment of players has been a 'disgrace.'

 

  

 



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