Removal of 10,000 sq ft 'mancave' finally begins 10 years after it was built without permission

An overhead shot of the single-storey extension to Graham WIlden's home
Demolition of the 10,000 sqft 'mancave' has now begun (Image credit: Google Earth)

Demolition of a 10,000 sqft mancave that prompted a 10-year planning battle has now begun.

Graham Wildin, 71, from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, wrongly believed the mancave was allowed without planning permission but decided to ignore numerous requests from the Forest of Dean District Council to take it down.

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.