Ed Sheeran Facing Investigation After New Development On His House Spotted On Instagram
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Ed Sheeran could be in a spot of trouble with his local council after someone complained about a previously unseen addition to his fancy gaff.
The singer has previously been granted permission for improvements he wanted to make on his sprawling Suffolk estate, but now someone has complained after spotting a gazebo in the background of one of his Instagram snaps - which they claim he didn't have permission to build.
According to The Sun, an investigation has now been launched after an eagle-eyed Instagram user saw the structure in the background of a photo Sheeran posted recently, in which he can be seen adopting a rather unusual method to drink his glass of vino.
The snap was taken in what appears to be the garden of Sheeran's Grade II listed home.
A source told the paper: "It beggars belief that anyone would take the time to phone the council and complain about it but someone has.
"The gazebo was spotted after Ed posted a video of himself in the garden last month talking about his music comeback.
"It can be seen when he is standing outside his boozer, the Lancaster Lock.
"He had permission to build a bar area, with decking and a pizza oven, along with two barbecues.
"But whoever complained is saying that the gazebo was never there before.
"Now the council is looking into whether he needs planning permission for it. Because his property is Grade Two listed, all sorts of hoops have to be jumped through if any work is done."
A spokesperson from East Suffolk Council told LADbible: "We have been made aware that a gazebo has been erected at this property and we are making enquiries to establish if there are any planning requirements."
Sheeran bought his massive farmhouse for £895,000 back in 2012, and then reportedly spent a total of £3.7 million buying up properties around it.
Those properties included another Grade II listed house next door for £450,000, also in 2012, and a £925,000 detached house in front of his home in 2016, along with a bungalow on the other side of his drive for £525,000 in 2017.
Well, that's one way of getting rid of your neighbours, isn't it?