BLACK Cats star Wes Brown has been given the all-clear over fears his new hi-tech home could mess up space exploration.
SUNDERLAND star Wes Brown has been given the all-clear over fears his new hi-tech home could mess up space exploration.
The Black Cats defender’s £3million converted farmhouse is near the giant Jodrell Bank radio telescope.
Brown’s palatial home in Mobberley, Cheshire, is filled with “intelligent” technology, which could disrupt signals at the world-famous observatory.
It was understood the former Manchester United star would have to give assurances he would not hamper research at Jodrell Bank, the location for this week’s BBC2 Stargazing Live with Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain.
Since its establishment in 1945, the facility has played an important role in the research of meteors, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age.
The 32-year-old player was said to have been asked to provide details of internal insulation to minimise electro-magnetic interference from automated controls for everything from the blinds, heating, and music to the garden’s sprinkler systems.
But today planning officials confirmed his property was not within a special Jodrell Bank consultation zone, which would have meant abiding by special planning rules.
Brown is said to have co-operated fully and complied with the regulations and, while there will be miles and miles of wiring to control everything, the insulation will ensure that there is no interference with any space signals.
The dad-of-three’s mansion, set on a sprawling estate, will include a beauty salon for wife Leanne, 34, a cinema room, soundproof studio and steam rooms.
A spokesman for Cheshire East Council said: “We can confirm that the property falls outside the consultation zone.”