Ed Sheeran’s Wildlife Pond Saga Comes To An End After Investigation Finds He’s Not Using It As A Swimming Pool
2 April 2019, 11:43 | Updated: 2 April 2019, 11:46
Ed Sheeran's recent addition of a 'pond' to his country house in Suffolk caused some unrest amongst his neighbours.
Ed Sheeran's latest addition of a kidney shaped pond to his home situated in the middle of Suffolk raised a few eyebrows after allegations that the pond is actually a fully functioning swimming pool.
However, after an investigation it has been revealed the pond is simply a pond, with a spokesperson for Suffolk Coastal District Council saying: "There is no evidence that it is not a wildlife pond, as plants are growing in and around it, or that the planning conditions had been broken."
The instillation of a swimming pool goes against planning permission in Suffolk Coastal District Council, who looked into the situation to make sure all criteria was met.
Ed, who recently married girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in an intimate ceremony also had a jetty, steps and sheds included in the plans. It was installed after being granted planning permission in January 2017 however an investigation was launched after fears it could be used recreationally.
Back in 2017, 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."
It doesn't seem that all neighbours were as worried about the pond; 67 year old Mr Cattee revealed he has "no problem with Ed Sheeran whatsoever" adding, "We're not angry or furious, and we've got no further objections. We quite like the guy."
Ed has also been adding a football pitch and a beach onto his grounds... ahhh, to be a successful artist!
Naturally, people have been pointing out how Ed isn't fooling anyone with his 'pond'.
Ed Sheeran is not fooling anyone with the conservation pound for newts, WE ALL KNOW ITS A SWIMMING POOL FOR YOU NOT THE NEWTS. Protect the Newts 2019— Gnome Expert (@l_ombre_du_vent) March 11, 2019
Ed Sheeran has drama over a wildlife pond that he is using as a swimming pool. I just...— casual dinosaur 🦕 (@TooHighTaurus) March 11, 2019