Ed Sheeran has slowly been accumulating the land around his home in Suffolk, turning it into what has become known as ‘Sheeranville’.
And reports from the area have claimed the pop star, 29, wants to secure three homes on the outskirts of his £3.7 million estate because their gardens encroach on his land.
The crooner has been building and adding onto his estate for the last five years, with the land now featuring a pub, swimming pool and hot tub, orchard, walled kitchen garden, greenhouses, an underground cinema, a gym, a recording studio, a wildlife pond and an area for goats, sheep and chickens.
Expansion… again: Ed Sheeran has slowly been accumulating the land around his home in Suffolk, turning it into what has become known as ‘Sheeranville’
Ed – worth an estimated £200 million – owns five of the properties on the land, but a source has told The Sun: ‘The homeowners [of the remaining three houses] know that Ed will give them the best price if and when they decide to move on.
‘The homes are right in the middle of Ed’s land on the main road, so it will just neaten everything up if he can get his hands on all three over the coming years.
‘The gardens of the homes jut into the middle of fields owned by Ed and mean that he must take the long way round if he wants to visit a lake on at the far edge of his property.’
The publication claims that the houses in question are two bungalows and a larger property.
Sheeranville: Reports from the area have claimed the pop star, 29, wants to secure three homes on the outskirts of his £3.7 million estate because their gardens encroach on his land
This land is my land! ‘The homes are right in the middle of Ed’s land on the main road, so it will just neaten everything up if he can get his hands on all three over the coming years,’ a source said
MailOnline has approached the singer’s rep for comment.
Sheeranville is not without controversy with Ed clashing with his neighbours in the past.
The star has been involved in several legal disputes over his rights and his neighbours’ rights to expand their respective landmasses.
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This year Ed’s neighbour, Anthony Robinson, won a battle against the superstar who rejected Mr Robinson’s plans to extend his back garden.
Mr Robinson, who lives three houses along from the pop star’s estate, was given permission to make his back garden 160 feet bigger despite Ed’s objections.
Mr Robinson already owned the field behind his four bedroom home – which is worth £550,000 – in the village of Dennington, and wanted to incorporate some of it into his private garden.
But Ed, who had undertaken his own vast building project just a few hundred feet away, did not want the space to be domesticated.
He claimed it would ‘extend the village into the countryside in an unplanned and artificial way’.
Although the council objected to Mr Robinson’s proposal initially many neighbours wrote in to support him and his plans were eventually approved.
Last June the singer had to fight to be able to keep the 16ft pub sign he had hung outside a barn converted into a drinking den.
Although he had been given planning permission for the pub in 2017 he had not been given permission for the sign which caused locals to question why it was there.
Sheeran was also told he could not swim in his wildlife pond after he was granted permission to build it under the condition that it was used to provide a natural habitat for frogs, newts and dragonflies.
The council visited his property and specifically forbade ‘recreational leisure such as swimming’.
He was also forced to remove his outside sauna, in a caravan next to the pond, after neighbours complained.
Battle! This year Ed’s neighbour, Anthony Robinson, won a battle against the superstar who rejected Mr Robinson’s plans to extend his back garden
Holy land: Last year the singer was granted planning permission to create a place of worship in his back garden which he has yet to build
The new building was described in the application as ‘novel and modern’, but designed not to conflict with the parish church of St Mary.
This follows the news that Ed’s sprawling estate is the most Googled celebrity home in the UK with almost 47,000 searches a year.
Data gathered in May shows that Britons look up the singer’s 16-acre village more than any other celeb.
Love nest: Ed lives with his wife Cherry Seaborn [pictured in 2017]
The data shows that after Ed, Britons are most interested in Katie Price’s estate with 38,400 searches and Kim Kardashian’s home with 14,400 searches.
Ed was also the only Brit to be featured on a different global Top Ten list where Kim Kardashian’s home had the most searches worldwide with over 168,000 searches a year.
The data, compiled by Ratedpeople.com, said Ed’s estate is searched 80,400 times a year worldwide.
‘Edopoly’: The singer’s incredible £57million property empire
Ed Sheeran has accumulated an unbelievable 27 properties since 2012, both within and outside of London:. To date, his portfolio includes:
- ‘Sheeranville’ country estate (£3.7m)
- A Holland Park mansion (£19.8m)
- Two Covent Garden flats (£7.36m)
- Three in Battersea (£1.72m)
- Five apartments in Wiverton Tower in Whitechapel (£3.9m)
- Three properties down Findon Road in Hammersmith (£1.76m)
- Four other assets in Holland Park, Kensington (£11.25m)
- Three on Portobello Road (£2.64m)
- Two in Chiswick (£3.68m)