Ed Sheeran wants to build a ‘burial zone’ in the grounds of his home

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is drawing up plans for an unusual addition to his sprawling English country estate: a burial chamber.

In an application filed to the local planning authority, architects working on the superstar’s behalf submitted drawings for a “burial zone,” which would lie beneath a chapel in the grounds of his home in Suffolk, eastern England.

The 30-year-old Grammy winner, whose most recent album is called “=” (pronounced “equals”), was granted permission to build a boat-shaped chapel, complete with a spiral staircase and gallery, on his land last year.

The new planning application, submitted December 24, requests that he be able to add a small crypt to the building.

The chapel is being built 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,” according to a document submitted in the original application.

Sheeran has guests visiting from “all over the world,” including from the US, Ireland, Ghana, Nigeria, Asia and Australia, it states.

“Thus, 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.”

Other public documents submitted alongside the application show Sheeran’s property comprises a large cottage, ponds, a meadow, an orangery and a number of outbuildings.

The exact purpose of the burial zone was not explained in the planning application.

Sheeran shares his home with his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and their daughter, Lyra, who was born in 2020.

CNN has reached out to the singer’s representatives for further comment.

A spokesman for East Suffolk Council said: “The application is currently being considered and a decision will be made in due course.”

The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Playlist

Blogs

Kanye West to release new album this week

Kanye West to release new album this week

By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Kanye West made headlines over the weekend, appearing at multiple events in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday, Ye held a private listening party for his new album LP 10 (Donda). The album reportedly will feature Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Baby, and Tyler The Creator. Tyler was in a viral video…

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

  By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Biz Markie, known by many for his hit song, Just A Friend, passed away on Friday from complications of type II diabetes. Markie, a native of Harlem, New York, began his rise in 1988 with his debut album Going Off. The album featured Markie’s calling card of beatboxing with the…

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake recently posted a pic of his newest tattoo on Instagram featuring the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road. However, he tattooed himself in front of the Beatles. Drake, of course, famously said in the song ‘Going Bad’ “I got more slaps than the Beatles.” Supporters of the Beatles didn’t take long to slam Drake…

Concert Calendar