Ed Sheeran is being investigated by the council over his suspect garden pond
12 March 2019, 12:45
Ed Sheeran might be in a spot of bother with his local council.
The singer's Suffolk estate is to be inspected by council officials, in order to make sure his pond is there for wildlife and not "a wild lifestyle".
Neighbours have apparently voiced concerns that the pond might be used for swimming and watersports, which are against planning permission.
Suffolk Coastal District Council will now investigate to make sure the rules aren't being broken.
However, the neighbours said they had "no problem with Ed Sheeran whatsoever".
The wildlife pond currently features a jetty, steps and sheds, and was installed after being granted planning permission back in January 2017.
Last year, the council were suspicious over the pond's possible use for recreational purposes during an "enforcement investigation".
However, the case was closed after a planning application claimed that the jetty and steps were to allow for emergency access, and the sheds were there to cover the borehole and pump.
Neighbour Tony Robinson said: "I believe that the development of the site is more about creating an environment for a wild lifestyle rather than the actual wildlife."
A second neighbour, Kenny Cattee, said there was "no problem with Ed Sheeran whatsoever" and the matter has now been settled.
"We're not angry or furious, and we've got no further objections. We quite like the guy."
If that's not the most rock and roll scandal of all time, we don't know what is.
Ed Sheeran was recently revealed to have secretly married his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in an intimate ceremony at his home.