‘Monster Mansion’ planning battle ends as owner finally starts demolishing home

The rear of a shell of a brick self build home
A man who built a unauthorised home described as a "Monster Mansion" has finally begun removing the structure after a three-year planning battle (Image credit: Google Earth)

A man in Walsall is removing a house he built without permission after a prolonged three-year planning battle.

Gurwinder Singh, 43, had wanted to replace his smaller semi-detached property but had only received planning permission for an extension to his house on the corner of Sandringham Avenue and Arundel Road. 

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.

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