The star owns an estate in Suffolk (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)Ed Sheeran has angered neighbours who claim that his ‘wildlife pond’ could be used as a swimming pool, according to reports.
The Shape Of You singer, who recently secretly married his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, received retrospective planning permission from his local council for the pond after it was built last year.
However, that was on the condition that it should only be used for wildlife, rather than swimming or leisure.
Tension has now risen among the neighbours, after the 28-year-old added steps and a jetty, ‘in the event of maintenance and emergency.’
The star recently married his long-term partner Cherry (Picture: Instagram)Neighbour Andrew Cattee wrote to the council, arguing: ‘What was initially a wildlife pond has… become a recreational swimming pond, now with the addition of steps, handrail and jetty’.
He added: ‘I am a huge supporter of the creation of ecosystems, especially when it comes to ponds and wetlands.
‘What I would hate to see here is that this is taken one step too far and transformed into an area of development that is for no gain to the wildlife that lives there but only to add to the amusement of those that reside at the property.’
Tony Robinson wrote: ‘I believe that the development of the site is more about creating an environment for a “wild lifestyle” rather than actual “wildlife”!’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Ed for comment.
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And pond (pool?) gate isn’t the only time Ed’s Suffolk estate has hit headlines, after fire services were called to his home back in January.
No one was injured in the ‘small building fire’.
At the time, a fire service spokesman confirmed that three engines were sent down to the scene, saying: ‘Suffolk firefighters were called to a small building fire at 7.33am this morning.’
Ed has been using his £40 million fortune to create his very own property empire by buying four houses next door to each other to create his own estate.
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