Homeowner’s Underground Tunnel Wins Planning Consent Despite Subsidence Risk

Colin Furze's underground tunnel connecting to his bunker
(Image credit: South Kesteven District Council)

A YouTube personality has received retrospective planning permission for a tunnel under his garden to connect his house to an underground bunker.

Colin Furze, who has 11.9m subscribers on YouTube and is known for his unorthodox innovations, built a subterranean bunker in 2016, which is equipped with a bedroom, drum kit and a media centre.  

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.