In an application to the local planning authority, architects working for the superstar submitted designs for a ‘burial area’, which would sit beneath a chapel on the grounds of his home in Suffolk, the east of England.
The new planning application, filed on December 24, asks that he be able to add a small crypt to the building.
The chapel is built to “fulfill a significant need for a private retreat place for contemplation and prayer, for the celebration of life and family milestones, family and social gatherings, weddings (and) baptisms,” according to a document submitted in the original application.
Sheeran has guests from “all over the world”, including the United States, Ireland, Ghana, Nigeria, Asia and Australia, he says.
“Thus, the applicant seeks to provide a space in which he, his family and these different people can withdraw for contemplation, prayer and relaxation, to meet (,) celebrate and meditate in peace and shelter. disturbances.”
Other public documents submitted alongside the application show that Sheeran’s property includes a large house, ponds, a meadow, an orangery and a number of outbuildings.
The exact purpose of the burial area was not explained in the planning application.
Sheeran shares his home with his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and their daughter, Lyra, born in 2020.
CNN has reached out to representatives for the singer for further comment.
A spokesperson for East Suffolk Council said: ‘The application is currently under review and a decision will be taken in due course.