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Thursday31 July 2014

Wayne Rooney hires architect to design shed

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England striker brings in Pulmann Associates to replace existing shed with one three times the size

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hired Pulmann Associates Architects to design him a new garden shed.

The England player is demolishing his existing garden store and erecting a new one three times the size.

The new shed, which was subject to planning consent because of the size increase, is to be built in the same position as the existing structure.

According to planning details submitted to Cheshire East Council the new shed has been built with weatherboard walls and a bitumen roof but does not include windows. The new shed also has an internal wall separating a smaller store room with separate door to the main shed.

Not everyone in the local area was happy with Rooney’s new shed. One neighbour complained to the council that the structure was 3 to 4m closer to their home and that the site was prone to flooding.

The neighbour said: “The site of the proposed store has been flooded at least twice in the past 25 years, by the brook that runs adjacent to it.

“Another flood could result in pollution from garden chemicals (e.g.herbicides, pesticides), fuel for machinery etc. that may be in the store.”

Another neighbour objected to the proposals because the tree height at Rooney’s property was too high.

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  • zecks_marquise

    This isn't news. BD have you been phone tapping?

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  • The new shed also has an internal wall separating a smaller store room with separate door to the main shed.

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    Is that the granny flat?

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  • BD. Is it really fair to publish/show the address/location of a famous person's house over such banal trivial news?

    Get a grip.

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  • perhaps this should be the subject of a design competition for Christmas, with all entry fees going to Shelter. how about it BD?

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  • I don't see the problem in this. It needed Planning so it was logical to use an architect. At least BD managed to get drawings, more than The Sun and The Daily Star managed. Having seen them I'm amazed the neighbours objected!

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  • Mike Duriez

    I trust Rooney got this application in before the Nimbyism Act hits the fan. I can see that this would not win if there were a referendum for a dozen so local residents.

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  • higgy77: seriously?? you can tell and read the location with the low quality image? or are you just been pedantic without looking first?

    also, if i really wanted to find the home location of Wayne Rooney, BD would NOT be the place i would come to look

    or did infact you just want to comment negatively to a great article... all these negative comments are really negative, makes me want to whine at you for whining

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  • Those are some of the best objections yet from neighbours! His trees are too tall, notify the planners! LOL

    Apart from that I can't quite read the dimensions but don't see how this does not fall under permitted development rights. Or maybe that is just poor reporting by BD, for there really isn't much of an floor area limitation for garden sheds...

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  • And yes John, now that you raise the question it is easy enough to make out his address from those drawings. And from the look of Google Maps satellite view, that's by far the only construction work he'd been having done to his residence.

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  • Sebastian Cuff

    Quite clearly Rooney should have engaged QT. The shed really ought to have taken the form of a monumental neo-Baroque grotto complete with a selection of water nymphs.
    Splendid design statement - mixing respectable Italianate architecture with a more contemporary Bunga-Bunga feel. Even a NIMBY-WAG next door couldn’t complain, what-ho!

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