Ed Sheeran buys neighbour's home after she complained about his building work

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Ed Sheeran has expanded his 'mini-village', buying a fourth neighbour's house after she objected to his extensive building work.

The singer now owns six neighbouring properties in the Suffolk town of Framlingham, where he grew up and now lives with his wife Cherry Seaborn, who he met when they both attended the local school.

It has been revealed Sheeran, 28, acquired his latest property in April 2019 for £875,000 according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

The musician purchased the home of next-door neighbour Sharon Jest, after she objected to his plans to build a tree house and a chapel in the grounds of his sprawling country estate.

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Ms Jest had said "enough is enough" after he submitted the plans for the 32ft chapel for which he was refused planning permission in June last year.

Sheeran's main home - a farmhouse with surrounding lane - was bought for £895,000 in June 2012. In the same year he purchased a 16th-Century Grade II listed house opposite for £450,000.

In September 2016 he bought the four-bedroom detached home in front of his farmhouse for £925,000 and in October 2017 purchased the bungalow on the other side of his driveway for £525,000.

Sheeran has been engaged in several wranglings with the planning department at East Suffolk Council over the past few years.

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The singer himself objected to plans by neighbours to build two homes in a paddock close to his estate in 2017.

Local residents then opposed his plans to build a kidney-shaped 'wildlife pond' in the grounds.

Neighbours suspect the Perfect singer wishes to use the pond, which is surrounded by man-made beach and has steps and a jetty, as a swimming pool.

Recently a wall of hay bales has been built around the pond, blocking it from view and leading neighbours to suspect that Sheeran may be using it for recreational purposes.

In June, the singer - thought to be worth £160million - objected to the planning permission restrictions that the £500,000 pond should only be used as a wildlife habitat and not for swimming or fishing, calling the rules unnecessary, difficult to enforce, poorly worded and unreasonable.

Neighbours have also objected to his plans to build a treehouse and a private chapel in the grounds.

Earlier this year Sheeran won his fight to keep a pub sign dedicated to his wife which he put up on the estate without permission.

The council backtracked on their initial order that take down the signs on the Grade II-listed barn next to his mansion which read The Lancaster Rock in tribute to Cherry Lancaster Seaborn.

The private pub has underground rooms and a passage to the main house.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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