Neighbours despair after millionaire 'man cave' owner's prison release

Neighbours despair as millionaire, 70, who illegally built ‘Britain’s best man cave’ in 10,000sq ft extension is released from prison

  • Graham Wildin, 70, has become a nuisance Gloucestershire neighbours again after being released from jail
  • The millionaire was was locked up six weeks after he refused to demolish his illegal 10,000sq ft ‘man cave’
  • Locals say despite his jail time, he seems just as ‘belligerent’ as ever and is already causing problems 
  • They say he caused parking problems with his classic car collection and is allowing large parties at the home 

A millionaire jailed for illegally building ‘Britain’s best man cave’ has been released from prison – and has his neighbours say he has already become a nuisance.

Graham Wildin, 70, of Cinderford, Gloucestershire, was locked up for six weeks in August after failing to comply with a court order issued in June 2021.

The accountant was jailed after he installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in the plush extension of his home eight years ago without planning permission.

Neighbours were also outraged after his collection of classic motors reportedly blocked the street, preventing them from being able to park.

Now he’s out of prison and locals say he seems just as ‘belligerent’ as ever and that he has started causing problems with his cars again.

Accountant Graham Wildin (pictured), 70, served six weeks in prison for contempt of court after refusing to demolish the private leisure complex with a cinema, gym, casino (pictured), bar and bowling alley at his home in Cinderford, Gloucestershire 

The accountant was jailed after he installed a bowling alley, cinema, casino and bar in the plush extension of his home eight years ago without planning permission. Pictured: Aerial view of the vast ‘man cave’ built by Mr Wildin in his back garden

Neighbours were also outraged after his collection of classic motors reportedly blocked the street, preventing them from being able to park 

Now he’s out of prison and locals say he seems just as ‘belligerent’ as ever and that he has started causing problems with his cars again

Following his release, locals allege a Porsche has already been parked right behind a Bentley on the street, making parking on Meendhurst Road even harder. Pictured: The front of Wildin’s home

Following his release, locals allege a Porsche has already been parked right behind a Bentley on the street, making parking on Meendhurst Road even harder.

The furious neighbours also state the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family company, is being rented out to large parties.

They say that his rentals are bringing extra holiday traffic onto the already congested residential road clogged with classic cars.

One neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘It hasn’t made any difference at all. He’s just as belligerent.

Outraged residents say they have met with police and town councillors to try and find a solution, but the issue still hasn’t been resolved.

‘The authorities keep telling us that their hands are tied but things are going on below the surface, but in the meantime everything stays the same,’ one neighbour said.

 The furious neighbours also state the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family company, is being rented out to large parties. Mr Wildin is pictured in the home’s casino

The furious neighbours also state the 12-bed house, Paradise, which is owned by his family company, is being rented out to large parties 

Residents say that his rentals are bringing extra holiday traffic onto the already congested residential road clogged with classic cars

One neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘It hasn’t made any difference at all. He’s just as belligerent’ 

Outraged residents say they have met with police and town councillors to try and find a solution, but the issue still hasn’t been resolved. Mr Wildin is pictured in the home 

Mr Wildin was jailed for six weeks after he failed to demolish the 10,000 square foot complex housing his man cave 

The eight year battle started after the Forest of Dean District Council brought a case against him over his ‘man cave’, which he built without planning permission in 2014 

Mr Wildin was jailed for six weeks after he failed to demolish the 10,000 square foot complex housing his man cave.

The eight year battle started after the Forest of Dean District Council brought a case against him over his ‘man cave’, which he built without planning permission in 2014.

In November 2018 the council obtained an injunction against Wildin and he was ordered to demolish it.

He was originally given until April 2020 to tear down the building but he defied the order and kept it up.

It was then that Mr Wildin told the court that an injunction would ruin him – stating that demolishing the man cave would cost him £720,000. 

MailOnline reported in April that relatives or neighbours would now have to give permission for the bulldozers to pass over their land to reach Wildin’s mancave to forcibly take it down.

Neighbours on Meendhurst Road said in April it feels like Wildin ‘doubled down’ on them over their objections to his refusal to follow the rules.

Last year, the Court of Appeal rejected his bid to quash a suspended prison sentence given for not removing the structure.

The court also set a deadline of March 10 2022 to demolish it or warned him he would be jailed.

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