Will 'Britain's biggest man cave' finally be torn down? Removal vans spotted by ... trends now

Will 'Britain's biggest man cave' finally be torn down? Removal vans spotted by ... trends now
Will 'Britain's biggest man cave' finally be torn down? Removal vans spotted by ... trends now

Will 'Britain's biggest man cave' finally be torn down? Removal vans spotted by ... trends now

Neighbours to 'Britain's biggest man cave' have raised questions over the future of the 10,000sq ft extension as removal vans were spotted outside the Gloucestershire home on Friday.

Accountant Graham Wildin, 70, was sent to prison in August 2022 for six weeks after failing to comply with a court order to demolish an illegal annexe.

Mr Wildin installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in a large extension behind his home without planning permission from 2014. 

Given 18 weeks from release to comply with another court order to make the leisure complex unusable by 6 January 2023, removal vans arrived on Friday.

Removal vans were sighted near the 10,000sq ft annexe in Gloucestershire on Friday

Removal vans were sighted near the 10,000sq ft annexe in Gloucestershire on Friday

Mr Wildin was jailed after building 'Britain's largest man cave' without planning permission

Mr Wildin was jailed after building 'Britain's largest man cave' without planning permission

Accountant Mr Wildin built a 10,000sq ft complex behind his home (pictured) in 2014

Accountant Mr Wildin built a 10,000sq ft complex behind his home (pictured) in 2014 

The Forest of Dean District Council obtained an injunction against Mr Wildin in November 2018 and gave him until 25 April 2020 to remove the illegal leisure building.

Mr Wildin said that demolishing the man cave would ruin him, costing an estimated £720,000, and was later jailed.

The accountant and grandfather served around half the six week sentence imposed in August 2022, and was given a further 18 weeks to 'soft strip' the interior of the man cave, rendering it unusable. 

The window ended on Friday 6 January 2023, when neighbours saw removal vans on his driveway. 

'In what should have been a completely avoidable situation, Mr Wildin has continually ignored planning law and policies that are there to protect local communities,' said Cllr Paul Hiett, Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean Council

'In what should have been a completely avoidable situation, Mr Wildin has continually ignored planning law and policies that are there to protect local communities,' said Cllr Paul Hiett, Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean Council

Mr Wildin appealed the ruling of contempt of court for non compliance with his injunction

Mr Wildin appealed the ruling of contempt of court for non compliance with his injunction

Locals say removal vans had

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