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Ed Sheeran has urged his neighbours to 'mind their own business' after he received criticism for garden works carried out at his Framlingham home.

The Suffolk superstar, who released his new single Bad Habits yesterday, has received complaints about what is believed to be a swimming pool in his back garden.

But the 30 year old hit back at the claims, insisting that the 'pool' was in fact a pond - pictures of which had been altered online to make it look more blue.

Ed Sheeran has been criticised for building a wooden gazebo and swimming pool at his Framlingham home. Picture: Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has been criticised for building a wooden gazebo and swimming pool at his Framlingham home. Picture: Ed Sheeran

"The craziest one for me is the lake I got dug. It's essentially a pond. It is grey, filled with tadpoles and swamp stuff," he told Hits Radio Breakfast yesterday.

"I do get in it but it's not a swimming pool."

He said complaints about the loss of wildlife were unfounded, adding that the changes he had made had actually brought more wildlife to the area.

Ed Sheeran's Instagram post featuring the wooden gazebo. Picture: Ed Sheeran/Instagram
Ed Sheeran's Instagram post featuring the wooden gazebo. Picture: Ed Sheeran/Instagram

"Before it was there it was like a ploughed field, so there is way more wildlife now," he said.

"It's surrounded by 14,000 trees that were planted, which is great for the environment. There's loads of animals and we let the meadow grow up.

"I just think people need to mind their own business."

It also comes after East Suffolk Council said they were investigating the construction of a wooden gazebo at Sheeran's property to see if he had planning permission.

Ed Sheeran played a live Tik Tok concert at Portman Road in Ipswich last night. Picture by Mark Westley.
Ed Sheeran played a live Tik Tok concert at Portman Road in Ipswich last night. Picture by Mark Westley.

A source told The Sun that it 'beggars belief' that residents would complain to the council.

But nevertheless Sheeran was still smiling when he took to the stage at Ipswich Town stadium last night for a live UEFA Tik Tok concert.

He posted an image of himself on stage at Portman Road with the caption: "Came to watch football and shows here as a kid and adult but never played it. Very excited."

He also hinted that the name of his new studio album, which is due to be released in the autumn, is featured on the new Ipswich Town shirts which he sponsors.

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