Ed Sheeran set for a sizzing summer and seeks permission to build an outdoor kitchen in his home

Pop star Ed Sheeran has lodged plans to install two barbecues and a large pizza oven on his sprawling estate in East Anglia.

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter is seeking permission from East Suffolk Council to build the outdoor kitchen.

The brick-clad pizza oven with a 4ft 7in (1.4m) terracotta chimney would be large enough to cook three pizzas at once, plans show.

It would be set on a stone surface supported by 2ft 7in (0.8m) brick walls to match the nearby barn, with wood stored beneath the oven.

Decking and outdoor seating would be constructed alongside the two barbecues and pizza oven.

The area would be built near a barn located between a new-build home and a 16th century timber-framed farmhouse on the star’s estate, the plans state.

Work would not “detract from the special character of these buildings”, according to the application documents, but is intended to “enhance the enjoyment” of them.

“There is nothing about the works that would be considered to be poorly designed or intrusive,” the plans say.

“The siting of the outdoor seating area and decking has been chosen to be away from other residential properties whereby the existing buildings will provide an active screen.”

Plans to build a Saxon-style chapel on Sheeran’s estate were rejected last year after a wildlife group voiced concerns about the possible impact on great crested newts.

On another occasion a team was sent to investigate the singer’s pond after neighbours claimed it was actually a swimming pool, but they found “no evidence that it is not a wildlife pond”.

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