10,000 sq ft 'mancave' that never gained planning given permission to be turned into holiday let

An overhead shot of the large 'mancave' built at the back of the property
The 'mancave' has finally gained planning permission to be turned into a holiday let (Image credit: Google Earth)

A 10,000 sq ft extension built that never gained planning permission has now been given permission to be transformed into a holiday let.

The building that was built by Graham Wildin, 71, from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, was the centre of a planning row after he ignored multiple requests to remove the building from the Forest of Dean District Council, resulting in him being sent to prison.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.