ED Sheeran angered his neighbor by trying to block a garden extension next to his sprawling £ 3.7 million estate.
The 29-year-old singer / songwriter has spent a fortune buying properties and creating his own custom village in the Suffolk countryside in recent years.
But he appears to be unhappy with local Tony Robinson’s plan to expand his garden by about 50 meters.
In a letter of objection to the board of East Suffolk on behalf of Ed, Paul Smith, director of Apexc Planning Consultants, called the proposal “misleading”.
He writes: “… this would extend the village to the countryside in an unforeseen and artificial manner, to the detriment of the distinct character of the immediate surroundings, without reasoned justification”.
Robinson shared his frustration with Mail Online, saying, “I am very disappointed because I officially supported his latest planning request to build his chapel in the adjacent field just under my oak tree. “
His request was to reassure council that it would have little impact on surrounding properties or the environment.
He said: “It does not have any detrimental impact on the character, the historic environment and the native hedgerows, and the proposed new boundaries will respect and improve
the environment and existing biodiversity. “
Ed faced a barrage of objections to grandiose plans for “Sheeranville”, his complex of five houses – including a pool, a tree house and a pub – in the town of Suffolk where he grew up.
The last house was added last year when he paid £ 875,000 to buy neighboring neighbor Sharon Jest, who had often objected to his ongoing construction work.
In 2018, she insisted that “it was enough” when he asked to build a 32-foot chapel on 16-acre land.
A neighbor to the town of Framlingham – which has a population of 3,342 and an average house price of £ 400,000 – said: “Ed has paid the odds for the new place, but he can afford it. “
Ed, which is worth more than 160 million pounds sterling, is deeply linked to the picturesque village.
It was the inspiration for his success Castle On The Hill in 2017 and it was there that he met his wife and childhood friend Cherry Seaborn, 28, at Thomas Mills High School.
He also donates clothing and souvenirs to a charity in the main square, which sees fans from around the world coming to buy items such as his baseball cap, £ 150, the Ben Sherman sweater, £ 250 and his jacket. tour, £ 300.
Previously, he took superstar Taylor Swift and Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger to the wooden-floor pub, where they agreed to pose for selfies with astonished locals.
But as in any small town, passions are strong when planning conflicts arise.
The Sun previously revealed that Ed opposed plans by neighbors to build two new houses in a paddock near Sheeranville in 2017.
A planning consultant wrote to the Suffolk Coastal District Council on behalf of Ed to complain that the proposal “would likely expand the village unexpectedly and superficially into the countryside.”
Ed’s parents Imogen and John, who live locally, also objected to the proposal, which was later withdrawn.
Since then, there has been a wave of objections to Ed’s own plans to expand its stack of countries.
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Ed bought a half-timbered house listed 16th century next door for £ 450,000.
He bought the four bedroom detached house opposite his farm for £ 925,000 in September 2016.
And splashed on his fourth Suffolk property in October 2017 when he bought the bungalow across the hall for £ 525,000.
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