Superstar Ed Sheeran has reportedly forked out a massive £3.7million to halt neighbour complaints at his sprawling estate in Suffolk after he faced a barrage of objections from disgruntled locals.
The ever-growing home is said to have sparked uproar amongst the local community as the pop star continues to propose grandiose schemes to his mansion, which includes a swimming pool, two-story treehouse and a pub.
It is believed that dad-of-one Ed has begun purchasing his neighbours houses in a bid to ease tensions and remove their objectiosn to his lavish building plans.
The final home on his estate was added in 2019 when he reportedly paid £875,000 to buy out next-door neighbour Sharon Jest, who had often objected to his ongoing construction work.
A neighbour in the town of Framlingham — which has a population of 3,342 and an average house price of £400,000 — told The Sun: “Ed paid over the odds for the new place, but he can afford it.”
Ed’s neighbour Tony Robinson, 75, and seven other locals objected to plans by Ed to build an Anglo Saxon-style chapel, in which he wanted to marry his long-term girlfriend Cherry.
The Shape Of You singer said some of his guests had “high profiles” and there would be a “need for discretion” which could not be met at the local parish church.
Ed added that he wanted to build the flint chapel as a “retreat for contemplation and prayer”.
In March 2018, Tony complained to the council: “It would appear that the applicant in his desire to satisfy the needs of the spiritual world continues to overlook his obligations to the living world, particularly that of protected species.”
And Sharon, then in the house next door to Ed, wrote in her objection: “Over the last few years there has been and continues to be significant development of this site.
“As neighbours we have been accepting of this and the disruption it has caused but feel enough is enough.”
Plans for the chapel were thrown out and Ed ended up marrying Cherry at a local church.
Records show that Ed bought his farmhouse and the surrounding land for £895,000 in June 2012.
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Since then he has snapped up a 16th century Grade II listed timber-framed house next door for £450,000, and a four-bedroom detached house in front of his farmhouse for £925,000 in September 2016.
He splashed out on his fourth Suffolk property in October 2017 when he bought the bungalow on the other side of his driveway for £525,000.
In January 2017 Ed was granted planning permission to build a wildlife pond much to the dismay of locals.
“It’s never ending,” one neighbour said of Ed’s building work. “We have to live with the constant din.
“It’s not surprising he’s ruffled a few feathers locally.”
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