Man City star Stones wins planning war over 100ft garden wall at £3.4m mansion

Manchester City defender John Stones has won the battle to keep a 100ft wall in the garden of his huge mansion.

The England international was granted retroactive planning permission after constructing the wall at the back of his six-bedroom home in November last year without asking.

Thankfully for him, he's avoided having to reduce the size of the wall or tear it down completely.

The Mirror report that Stones' partner Olivia Naylor commissioned the work without asking for planning permission.

The couple wanted to increase the size of the wall to give their £3.4m waterside home in Cheshire a little more privacy.

Documents, submitted on their behalf, stated: “Proposed retrospective planning application for new 1.25 metre-high boundary wall to front of property.”

They increased the size of the barrier from 75 centimetres – and reinforced it with stone cladding.

The sunning house, which Stones bought back in 2017, features an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a home cinema and a games room.

It's conveniently placed too, situated just half an hour's drive from City's Etihad training ground complex.

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It isn't the first time Stones' girlfriend has caused a stir.

Last month, the 27-year-old reposted a short clip of NBA star Jonathan Isaacs offering an explanation as to why he's refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, citing natural immunity as his preferred method of protection.

In the clip, Isaacs says: "I understand the vaccine would help if you catch Covid and you'll be able to have fewer symptoms from contracting it.

"But with me having Covid in the past and having antibodies, with my current age group and my fitness level, it's not necessarily a fear of mine taking the vaccine.

"It does open me up to the albeit rare chance but the possibility of having an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself.

"I don't think being unvaccinated means infected or being vaccinated means uninfected. You can still catch Covid with or without having the vaccine."

Ms Naylor wrote alongside the clip: "Perfectly spoken."

Last month, the Premier League revealed that around a third (32%) of players in the division are not fully vaccinated – though Stones' vaccination status isn't publicly known.

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