EXCLUSIVE: England Euro 2020 star John Stones may have to tear down a 4ft wall at the £3.4m home he shares with his beautician lover after building it WITHOUT planning permission
- The Man City ace bought his five bedroom home in Knutsford, Cheshire, in 2016
- In January the star got permission to build a two storey extension at the property
- Planning documents reveal that the ground floor of the extension will be a gym, complete with state of the art equipment and a cryo spa ice bath
- In addition to that, the footballer increased the height of a wall around his home from 29 inches to just over 4ft
- He also covered the 100ft long ornamental wall with trendy stone cladding during an 11 day period last year
- However, he has since been told that he did the work without permission and he must now submit a retrospective planning application
- Stones, 27, lived there with childhood sweetheart Millie Savage but now lives with his beautician lover Olivia Naylor, 31
England star John Stones is facing a planning battle after he lived up to his surname by smartening up his 100ft long garden wall with trendy STONE cladding.
The Manchester City defender had the height of the ornamental wall at the front of his luxury home raised from 29 inches to just over 4ft.
He then had the entire structure cladded in random sawn stone panels during an 11 day construction period last November.
But the 27-year-old player, who is likely to play for the Three Lions against Czech Republic tonight in their crucial Group D clash, has now been told that he did the work without planning permission.
John Stones bought this (above) five bed property in Knutsford, Cheshire, for £3.4m in 2016
Stones raised a wall (pictured) around his property from 29 inches to just over 4ft last year – but he did so without permission and he must now submit a retrospective planning application
Stones (left), 27, who is a key part of England’s Euro 2020 squad, lives at the lakeside property with his girlfriend of three years Olivia Naylor (right), 31, and her young child
He has been forced to submit a retrospective planning application for the building project at his waterside home beside a lake near Knutsford, Cheshire.
If councillors turn down his plans, he could be ordered to remove the cladding and reduce the height of his wall to its original height.
But planning documents reveal that local parish councillors and highways officials have no objections to his new stone wall, raising hopes that Cheshire East Council will grant him planning consent.
Stones paid £3.4million for his home in December 2016, four months after he signed for Manchester City from Everton for £47.5million.
Stones (left) and Olivia (right) have been together for around three years after his relationship with childhood sweetheart Millie Savage, 25, ended in 2018
In January Stones was granted planning permission for a two-storey extension at his home. Plans (above) show it will include a gym, with state of the art equipment and a cryo spa ice bath
The 6ft 2ins tall star who played in England’s 1-0 Euro 2000 victory against Croatia last Sunday used to live there with childhood sweetheart Millie Savage.
But the couple who have a young daughter split up acrimoniously after
Stones played for England in the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
The player’s stone wall next to his property’s automated steel entrance gates is one of three barriers he has at the front of the house.
The wall alongside a grass verge is in front of a mature holly bush, providing a privacy screen to stop people peering in from the road.
Olivia (left) and Millie (right) came face to face last year at showdown talks with Stones over his desire for Millie to move out of the sprawling home they once shared with their daughter
Behind the bush is a 6ft 4ins steel fence providing a more substantial barrier for anyone who climbs over the wall.
Yorkshire-born Stones who started his career with Championship side Barnsley in 2012 was given planning consent in January to build a two storey extension at his home.
Planning documents reveal that the ground floor of the extension will be a gym, complete with state of the art running and resistance equipment, weights, a physio bench and a cryo spa ice bath.
The gym will have full length windows made from darkened glass to ‘provide wrap around views of the front garden and driveway’.
The upper floor will provide a sixth bedroom, complete with en-suite bathroom and a dressing room.
The house in one of the north west’s most sought after villages already has five bathrooms, a swimming pool, sauna, a games room, play room, media room and dining room
Stones will be forced to put in a retrospective planning permission over the height of his wall
The 100ft-long wall around the star’s property has been covered with trendy stone cladding
Sales particulars at the time it was bought Stones revealed it also had a polished marble floor, a stylish oak and glass balustrade staircase and a bespoke American walnut kitchen.
The house which is around half-an-hour’s drive from City’s Etihad Campus training ground also has under-floor heating, a triple garage and two acres of landscaped grounds leading down to its own jetty on the lake.
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