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YouTuber reveals why he dug a tunnel from his house to the shed BEFORE he had permission

YouTube star Colin Furze, who previously invented the hoverbike and eject bed, has received approval for the tunnel he built underground from his home to his workshop

Colin Furze has built an underground tunnel leading to his nearby workshop
Colin Furze has built an underground tunnel leading to his nearby workshop

A YouTube star has been granted approval for an underground tunnel he has built from his house under his garden to his workshop – despite fears it would cause subsidence.

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

Out of consideration for his neighbors, the 42-year-old worked in their absence so as not to upset anyone.

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

It is reinforced with steel and concrete for safety.







Colin shared his experience building the tunnel with his YouTube followers
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After years of painstaking work, another hurdle had to be overcome – convincing the local authorities that it was safe.

In his latest video, he revealed that South Kesteven Borough Council has granted retrospective planning permission for it, despite objections from the City Council. Lincolnshire Live reports.

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







He used to clear three tons of rubble every day
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The Council Inspector was “impressed” with the project.
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“It wasn’t that I wouldn’t tell them, it’s just that I always think it’s a little bit easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, and even if you give planning permission beforehand, give.” essentially just giving everyone else a head start to moan or worry about it.

“I didn’t want anyone to do that, so I thought let’s just move on.

“Until the first video landed, it really was a completely secret tunnel. Only a handful of people knew about it.







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

“He came over and looked at it and was quite impressed with it.”

More than six million people have seen his updates on the tunnel, and some have been impressed by the amount of work that went into it.







Work on the tunnel project began in 2018
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His other projects include developing a hoverbike, a whirlpool car, and a stair treadmill.

In its report, South Kesteven District Council said: “The proposal is partly retrospective as a large part of the tunneling work has been carried out.

“Further work is required to complete the tunnels connecting the house to the workshop.

“This application does not relate to a change of use as the dwelling would remain as a residential building and the works would be contained in the specific areas, in addition to the overall residential use of the site.”

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