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Ed Sheeran's plans to build a Saxon Chapel have been rejected because there is already a church in the village

scandal 02/07/2018

Ed Sheeran’s plans to build a ‘Saxon chapel’ in his estate have been blocked by local residents, who don’t want there to be two churches in the village.

Back in March it was revealed that after popping the question to his long-time girlfriend, Sheeran was planning to build a chapel on his East Anglia estate. As the Belfast Telegraph reported, Sheeran proposed to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January,submitte d a planning application for a chapel to Suffolk Coastal District Council. 

Now, it’s been revealed that the construction of Sheeran’s chapel has been blocked by the local council, who stated that it would create a “jarring anomaly in the landscape”.

“By opting for a clearly Christian style place of worship this application, rather than being sympathetic to landscape character, creates a jarring anomaly in the landscape, in that it would create a second place of worship in the same view as the existing village church,” says the local council’s report.“This would never be seen in the Suffolk landscape.”