Ed Sheeran wins approval to install anti-homeless railings, despite ‘no bed’ at start of career

Ed Sheeran wins approval to install anti-homeless railings, despite ‘no bed’ at start of career
Ed Sheeran has reportedly won approval to install ‘anti-homeless’ railings outside his four-story house in Kensington, despite himself claiming he had “nowhere to live” when he first got his break in the music industry.

Pedestrian gates and cast-iron railings will soon be surrounding the 27-year-old singer’s converted Victorian house after Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council approved the plan earlier in July, according to the Telegraph. 

One-in-seven families are homeless in the west London area, according to 24Housing.

The news stirred controversy as the singer had described in his 2014 book ‘A Visual Journey’ how he had experienced rough sleeping in central London.

“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,’” Sheeran wrote. He later clarified the comments, saying he had never been homeless but that he just “went without a bed for some nights, that’s it.”

Sheeran slammed a previous story by the Sun, claiming he had lodged the planning application to keep homeless away saying the “reason was to keep the paps that you employ from being on my doorstep.”

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