Ed Sheeran has hit back at reports he's building 5ft railings outside his home in a bid to keep homeless people out.

According to The Sun, the 27-year-old singer wanted the railings to "prevent opportunities for rough sleeping" outside his plush £8 million (NZ$15million) pad, reported The Daily Mail.

But the singer took to Instagram to dismiss the story as "bollocks".

"Your story is bollocks, I have done lots of work in the past for crisis and shelter and would never build railings outside my home for that reason," he wrote.


"The reason was to keep the paps that you employ from being on my doorstep."

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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 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.

MailOnline has contacted Ed's representatives for comment.

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.

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".