Jordan Henderson's £3million mansion plan may be scuppered by GEESE

Fowl! Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s plans for a £3million Cheshire mansion may be scuppered by GEESE – because they could endanger aircraft from nearby airport

  • Jordan Henderson’s £3million mansion plans could be brought down by geese
  • The proposed house, near Knutsford, will include a pool and leisure complex 
  • Bosses at nearby Manchester Airport fear a pond he wants could attract birds 

He has become accustomed to triumphing on the football field – but Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing some unexpected opposition when it comes to building a £3 million mansion.

The England midfielder’s plans for a lavish seven-bedroom home in Cheshire’s exclusive ‘golden triangle’ could be brought down – by geese.

Bosses at nearby Manchester Airport fear a pond he wants installed in its grounds could attract birds, also including gulls and waterfowl, that could fly into engines, endangering aircraft.

He has become accustomed to triumphing on the football field – but Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing some unexpected opposition when it comes to building a £3 million mansion

Or in the dry jargon of a submission to council planners: ‘This proposal does have the potential to conflict with the safeguarding criteria for bird strike avoidance.’

They want Henderson – who looks set to lead Liverpool to league victory for the first time in 30 years once the season resumes – to adhere to a safety plan before giving his mansion the go-ahead.

It would mean he must promise not feed the birds, create an island, or expand the size of the pond. 

And should the feature still become a concern ‘measures will need to be taken’ against he birds, the airport says,

They want Henderson – who looks set to lead Liverpool to league victory for the first time in 30 years once the season resumes – to adhere to a safety plan before giving his mansion the go-ahead. An artist impression is pictured above 

The proposed house, near Knutsford, will include a swimming pool and leisure complex, whose roof will feature vegetation to attract wildlife and solar panels to provide power. Plans also include a bat roost.

Planning chiefs are expected to decide within weeks on whether 29-year-old Henderson can demolish two existing homes to create his dream house – but the parish council has lodged an objection, saying the new structure is out of keeping with the area and looks more like a hotel.

Drawings submitted by architect Wake Morley reveal the main home has a cinema room and a ‘trophy corridor’ between the kitchen and living room.

Representatives for Henderson did not respond to requests for comment.

Bosses at nearby Manchester Airport fear a pond he wants installed in its grounds could attract birds, also including gulls and waterfowl, that could fly into engines, endangering aircraft

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