Wayne Rooney's neighbours apply to keep 1,000 SHEEP next door to his ...

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

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

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Keir Starmer says Boris is 'just not up to the job' in brutal personal attack
NEXT Four Navy aircrew parachute to safety moments before E-2C Hawkeye plane crashes ...