British megastar Ed Sheeran looks like he’s planning on hanging around his sprawling Suffolk estate for many, many years to come.
Just a few short years after the ‘Shape of You’ singer made headlines when he angered neighbours with his questionable wildlife pond (which is probably also a fancy swimming hole), the chart topper’s abode, nicknamed Sheeranville, is back in the spotlight once again.
This time, however, Sheeran’s latest home improvement is even more eye-brow raising.
Yep, that’s right – Sheeran is building a burial chamber right in his backyard.
The wild permit application was filed by the singer’s architects as an add-on to the quirky-sounding chapel, which was approved for construction last year.
Said chapel will apparently be styled to look like a giant boat of some sort, perhaps as a homage to Noah’s watercraft?
Files submitted to East Suffolk Council said the biblical structure was being erected to “address an important need for a private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, for celebration of key life and family milestones, family and social gatherings, marriages (and) christenings.”
The document went on to say Sheeran had visitors from “all over the world” come to his Suffolk estate.
And, as such, “the applicant seeks to provide a space in which, he, his family and these different people can retreat for contemplation, prayer and relaxation, to meet, celebrate and meditate in peace and safety from disturbance.”
We can only imagine what the wording of the bizarre burial zone’s planning permit may have sounded like.