Ed Sheeran denies he is building a five foot barrier around his £8m London home to stop homeless people sleeping on his doorstep
But he today rebuffed those claims and said he wants the huge barrier around his four-bedroom property in London to 'keep paparazzi out'.
Writing on Instagram, he posted: 'I have done a lot of work in the past for crisis and shelter and would never build railings outside my home for that reason.'
He added that the reason was to 'keep the paps from being on my doorstep'.
Safety: Ed Sheeran is reportedly planning to build 5ft railings outside his home, in a bid to increase protection levels at his four-bedroom abode in London
Clarifying his decision, Sheeran's spokesperson said: 'This is a standard planning application, which was not written by Ed, and it is not reflective of Ed's views or feelings on homelessness.'
Planning agent Paul Smith revealed that plans to work with the council has been 'met with barriers', as a number of neighbours branded the railings as 'detrimental to the conservation area.'
This is not the first time the A Team hitmaker has attempted to improve security at his house, as a request for a fence was declined by the council, The Sun reports.
MailOnline has contacted Ed's representatives for comment.
The proposed plans for a gate outside Ed Sheeran's home
Security: According to The Sun , the 27-year-old singer's request is to 'prevent opportunities for rough sleeping' outside his plush £8million pad
The talented star previously opened up about his experience with rough sleeping in the English capital.
Revealed in his Visual Journey book four years ago, he wrote: 'There was an arch outside Buckingham Palace that has a heating duct and I spent a couple of nights there.'
'That's where I wrote the song Homeless and the lines 'It's not a homeless night for me, I'm just home less than I'd like to be.''
These reports come after it was revealed the Halifax native smashed a 30-year record held by English born Australian icon John Farnham thanks to the release of his latest album Divide.
Difficult: This is reportedly not the first time the A Team hitmaker has attempted to improve security at his house, as a request for a fence was declined by the council
Who's the voice now? Ed's Divide LP surpassed John Farnham's 25-week spate at number one on the Australian album charts
Earlier this month, Ed's album surpassed the success of John Farnham's 1986 album Whispering Jack- which spent 25 weeks at number one on the Aria charts.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Divide LP 'has taken another week at the top of the ARIA albums chart this past week'.
According to the publication, Ed's nearly 6-month-old LP is also now the 'fourth-greatest record in Australian chart history'.
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