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Ed Sheeran wins battle over pub sign

Global superstar Ed Sheeran has won permission from his local council to keep two large signs erected on his property.

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Ed Sheeran has been involved in ongoing conflict over his Suffolk estate

There has been ongoing conflict between Sheeran and his neighbours over plans for his growing country estate in Suffolk.

Having purchased three houses next to the Grade II listed farmhouse he owns in his local village, Sheeran has been criticised for building a private pub, swimming pool and four-room treehouse.

The council was previously notified following the build of a wildlife pond when suspicions were raised that it was in fact a swimming pool. However, the council found no evidence of breach in planning conditions.

The most recent conflict was over two pub signs that were erected on the property without planning permission.

It was decided that the signs would not cause harm to the character and appearance of the curtilage, listed building nor the setting of the adjacent listed building”

The 16ft plaque, which reads The Lancaster Lock, after his wife Cherry Lancaster Seaborn, is believed to have been manufactured from marine plywood and framed in black painted oak.

The second, a swinging pub style sign, is believed to be manufactured from marine plywood and hardwood frame and is attached to a wall by a wrought iron, powder-coated black support bracket.

Following an investigation into the impact of the signage, the council concluded that no harm was being caused. This was due to the fact that they were not illuminated, did not affect neighbouring properties and were not visible from outside the perimeters of the property.

Speaking to the BBC, a council spokeswoman says: β€œIt was decided that the signs would not cause harm to the character and appearance of the curtilage, listed building nor the setting of the adjacent listed building.”

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