Andy Carroll has been dealt a blow off the pitch with the news that his proposal to build a double gazebo in his Essex mansion has been rejected.
The structure would have been around 25ft-long and divided into three sections, including a bar, BBQ and TV area.
However, the council have not allowed the construction to go ahead, and a decision notice by Epping Forest District Council read: “The proposed structures are considered harmful to the special character of the listed house and its setting by reasons of their location, size and general appearance.
“The proposed structures would look alien at this location.”
Carroll bought the mansion from legendary singer Sir Rod Stewart in May, and the stunning six-bedroom house has a full-size football pitch, swimming pool, tennis courts and boating lake.
Planning documents submitted about Carroll’s plans had stated: “The owner Mr Andy Carroll would like to put a solid oak gazebo in his rear garden and also a solid oak gazebo/porch.
“The gazebo will be located in the garden at the rear of the property which is a solid oak free standing structure which is not connected to the house.
“The oak gazebo and oak gazebo/porch are free standing structures and are not fixed to the house in any way.
“Mr Andy Carroll would like to use oak to keep in character of the grounds being woodlands and fields.”
Carroll moved back to his boyhood club Newcastle United over the summer following seven years at West Ham , but has so far failed to score on his return to the Magpies after six Premier League appearances, and has yet to play a full 90 minutes.
He is a cult hero at the club, however, after scoring 33 goals in 91 games in his first spell at the club between 2006-2011, before signing for Liverpool for £35m.