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Ed Sheeran faces investigation by East Suffolk Council over wooden gazebo at his Framlingham home

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Singer Ed Sheeran is to face a council probe over a new wooden gazebo at his Suffolk property, which featured in a recent post on his social media.

Sheeran, who is set to release his new single Bad Habits tomorrow, posted a picture of himself on his Instagram account last month which showed him pouring red wine over himself - and a wooden gazebo can be seen in the background.

The 30-year-old singer was celebrating his 2019 single Beautiful People with Khalid reaching one billion streams, with the caption reading: "@thegr8kahlid get yourself some wine and straight arm it, love you man x."

And now, council officials have said they are looking into the structure on Sheeran's Framlingham property to see if he needed planning permission for it.

A spokesperson for East Suffolk Council said: "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.”

It comes as a source told The Sun that the authority started their investigation into the gazebo after someone complained, having spotted the structure on Sheeran's Instagram post.

Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park. Picture Zakary Walters
Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park. Picture Zakary Walters

According to the national newspaper, they said: "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.”

Sheeran, who has recently become a sponsor for Ipswich Town FC's home kits, will perform a live set from Portman Road, including his new song Bad Habits, for TikTok's UEFA Euro 2020 show tomorrow from 9pm.

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