Ed Sheeran reveals plans for outdoor renovations at Suffolk home including a walled kitchen garden and £21,000 greenhouse (but neighbours want his lights off by midnight!)
- Ed Sheeran’s neighbour requested his outside lighting goes off at midnight
- Millionaire musician Ed, 27, has big plans for his new dream home in Suffolk
- They include a walled kitchen garden and wildflower meadow as well as a hot tub
Ed Sheeran has revealed plans for huge outdoor renovations including a walled kitchen garden and a £21,000 greenhouse – but his neighbour has made one very specific demand before giving it her blessing.
The millionaire musician, 27, has been snapping up property in his sleepy Suffolk hamlet in a bid to create a dream home for him and fiancee Cherry Seaborn.
And new plans reveal he wants to add a walled kitchen garden with seating area, nine oak sleeper raised beds, woven willow fencing and room for fruit trees.
His garden designer also wants to put in a £21,450 National Trust Collection greenhouse and sandstone stepping stones to link a tree house and his orangerie terrace.
The hitmaker’s 57,600sqm outdoor area will also feature an entertaining area with pool terrace and a new base for this hot tub, illuminated by ‘subtle garden lighting’.
His stunning estate will also get a 380sqm wild flower meadow in plans recently submitted to Suffolk Coastal District Council.
‘Ed Sheeran-ville’ the singer has bought properties next to one another so he can design his dream estate
The plans have only attracted one comment from neighbours on the council’s planning portal – which might scupper any hopes the singer has for all night outside parties.
His neighbour said she had no objections – as long as the lights went out before midnight.
The extensive revamp is expected to be approved by the authority after it was given the thumbs up by his local Parish Council.
Sheeran already has a giant treehouse, a trendy pod and a hot tub installed in his main garden, along with a covered swimming pool and a barn converted into his own pub complete with urinals and a choice of beer.
Detailed plans state: ‘The works involve laying new paving and composite decking around three properties, creating a kitchen garden with raised oak beds, brick paver and gravel paths, building the brick plinth base for a greenhouse.’
Ed Sheeran with Cherry Seaborn. The couple have major plans for their homes including a wildflower meadow
Ed Sheeran bought his main house for £895,000 in June 2012, and has since snapped up three neighbouring properties, and the estate has been dubbed ‘Sheeren-ville’.
The singer’s planning consultants submitted an application to the local council for the works to the garden in November last year.
The plans have been put together by Sue Townsend, a Suffolk garden designer who has won three awards from the Society of Garden Designers.
They include weathered vintage oak decking, stepping stones from his drive to the main garden and paths around his main house, orangerie terrace and farmhouse.
The singer also wants four treated softwood compost bins.
Ed Sheeran has been buying property in a Suffolk village to create the perfect home for himself and his soon-to-be wife
An ecology report included in the application said workers would be ‘careful’ not to harm any great crested newt which could be in his garden.
The amphibians are in decline and it is an offence to destroy their breeding sites and habitat.
In a letter published by the council, neighbour Sharon Jest, 59, said: ‘We have no problems with the proposal but query the mention of the chapel which has not gained permission and is most likely to be an oversight and would also request that all external lighting is switched off between midnight and 7am.’
Suffolk Coastal District Council is yet to set a date to decide on the plans.
They come after Sheeran applied to build a 32ft chapel last year.
He came under pressure to conduct a great crested newt study after concerns the chapel would further endanger the species.
The proposed chapel was eventually rejected after the council planners said it would ‘conflict with the prevailing character of the landscape’.