NEEDERS are angry at a millionaire who parked a fleet of vintage cars on the street after he was ordered to tear down “England’s groomsmen’s cave”.
Graham Wildin, 69, has faced a protracted legal battle over the 10,000-square-foot entertainment complex at the back of his home.
He has been told the complex, which includes a movie theater, squash courts and a bowling alley, is illegal and he must destroy it.
Yesterday was the deadline for it to be done before he faces a prison sentence – but there is no indication it will be withdrawn.
Now, neighbors in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean say the bookkeeper is using his classic car collection as the latest weapon in his battle.
They said he was moving the engine from a large garage next to his property and out onto their residential street – and even across their driveway.
The resident believes he wants them to complain to the Forest of Dean County Council.
They said he thought it would force officials to back away from their order to demolish buildings built in 2014 without planned permission.
Neighbors say vintage cars, including Bentleys, are parked on Meendhurst Road and causing them considerable trouble.
They say the cars take up too much room and make it difficult for them to use their own drive.
Several neighbors said they had complained but feared nothing could be done because what Mr Wildin had done was not illegal.
Some vehicles have a notice with their registration number and say they have been taxed, insured and monitored by CCTV.
Neighbor Chris Briginshaw said an elderly neighbor found one of Mr Wildin’s cars parked in her driveway.
Chris said he complained and said that for a week, a vintage car was parked across the street he was driving in in the middle of the night.
Mr Briginshaw said: “People are getting very upset about it all.
“I told him he was irrational and anti-social but that’s obviously not a problem because he’s lived here longer than anyone else so he can do what he wants. he wants.”
Wildin faces a £300,000 tax bill after HMRC refused to believe he claimed the cave was for ‘holiday people’ and therefore tax-deductible work.
Locals took to Facebook to comment on the ongoing battle.
Philip Buckmaster said: “My dad lives next door, it has nothing to do with jealousy, it’s the fact that my dad’s house shakes every night when he’s bowling or watching a movie.
“He has a huge car park on his land, so why are so many of his cars parked on a forbidden side road it could only be that he is his bully.”
Judith Knight said: “It sounds like an annoying person to have to upset the neighbor.”
Nina Alex said: ”Why be anti-social and aggressive with your neighbors when they are not the ones who are asking for the ‘human cave’ to be demolished. “
Paul Rogers added: “All go and park in his driveway.”
Phil Aubrey writes: “Do you allow people to come and use your front garden as a toilet? No, you will not.”
” He was c ***** d with his neighbor, c ***** d about the law, and c ***** d by order of the judge and broke the law. End of.”
However, Mr. Wildin is also gathering some support, as Leanne Batting doesn’t seem to understand the rage, asking: “What’s wrong with just letting him keep his man’s cave??? ?”
Miggy PS concurs: “Fine, I’ll do worse! Leave the crowd alone! Bitters get jealous.”
Carol Crawford tries to set the record: “Mr. Wildin’s dispute is with the planning agency and not with his neighbours?
” He entices the neighbors by intentionally parking all of his vehicles on the street, in some cases intentionally parking over the left curb to enter their driveway.
“He hopes that if he inconveniences his neighbors enough, they will complain to the planning agency, who will then change their mind about demolishing his illegally built buildings.” he. ”
Another said: “Hopefully tomorrow will dawn with a sinking ball approaching. Everyone else must obey the zoning laws.
”He is intentionally creating chaos while parking. ”
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