A man gets planning permission to build a hidden underground tunnel under his house

YouTube star Colin Furze, who once invented the hoverbike and ejection bed, has received permission for the tunnel he built underground between his home and his workshop

Colin Furze built an underground tunnel leading to his nearby studio

A YouTube star has obtained permission for an underground tunnel he has built between his house under his garden and his workshop – despite fears of subsidence.

Colin Furze, who has more than 12 million subscribers on his channel, started the project in 2018 using a shovel and pulley system to remove rubble.

Concerned about his neighbours, the 42-year-old worked when they were away so as not to disturb anyone.

He took over the ambitious project last year and now the tunnel is 1.2 meters wide, two meters high and comes in a cupboard in his kitchen.

For added security, it is reinforced with steel and concrete.







Colin shared his experience of building the tunnel with his YouTube subscribers
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After years of backbreaking work, there was still one obstacle to overcome: convincing the local authorities that there was no danger.

In his most recent video, he revealed that South Kesteven District Council had granted retrospective planning permission, despite objections from the council, Lincolnshire Live reported.

He said: “I didn’t have permission for it, not for a week anyway, but I’m happy to say it’s got planning permission, all good, I don’t have to fill it.







At one time, he removed three tons of rubble every day
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The municipal inspector was “impressed” by the project
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“It wasn’t that I wasn’t going to tell them, it’s just that I still think it’s a little easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission and also if you give planning permission before , you’re basically giving everyone a head start to moan or worry about.

“I didn’t want anyone to do this, so I thought, let’s go.

“Until the first video came out, it was truly a completely secret tunnel. Only a handful of people knew about it.







Access to the tunnel is from a cupboard in his kitchen
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“The council was actually really good, I think it wasn’t until about video five that someone at the council saw it on Facebook and called me, but they sent a guy who was a really bloke. nice.

“He came and took a look and was very impressed.”

More than six million people have watched his tunnel updates, with many impressed by the amount of work that has gone into it.







Work began on the tunnel project in 2018
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His other projects include creating a stationary bike, a hot tub car, and a stair treadmill.

In its report, South Kesteven District Council said: “The proposal is partly retrospective, with much of the tunnel work having been completed.

“There is still work to be done to complete the tunnels connecting the house to the workshop.

“This request does not relate to a change of use, as the dwelling would remain residential and the works would be contained within specific areas, incidental to the overall residential use of the site.”

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