A BUSINESSMAN has been ordered to rip down his dream home.
Azam Yaqoob now has 28 days to appeal against the councillors' decision to order the demolition of his £1m Mirfield mansion.
If he does not object the bulldozers will move in.
A packed planning meeting at Dewsbury Town Hall yesterday saw Mr Yaqoob - nicknamed Mr Sparkles after the name of his car wash business in Dewsbury - lose his battle.
He was not at the meeting but he is believed to be preparing an appeal and has spoken out, before saying he will take on Kirklees Council in "every court in the land".
The nine-bedroom home towers above surrounding properties in Huddersfield Road.
The 36-year-old bought the former mock Tudor house in 2003 for £293,000. He was given permission to make some alterations but knocked most of the original building down and rebuilt.
Last month Kirklees Council officers recommended councillors passed retrospective plans which would have meant the house could stay.
But councillors refused and yesterday unanimously gave the green light for the wrecking ball to be readied.
Mel Raine, of Doctor Lane, Mirfield, spoke out at the meeting urging councillors to take a firm stand against Mr Yaqoob.
Mr raine said: "He just went mad and tried to build it as big as possible. I am delighted the councillors were on the side of Mirfield's people.
"It sends out a message that you cannot just get away with anything.
" I just hope he pays more attention to the law and his neighbours next time.
"To me and a lot of people Mr Yaqoob has treated Mirfield like some backwater. But these people have pride in their town."
Outside the meeting Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt called for tighter legislation.
"The planning laws need to be closely looked at," he said. "There should be changes.
"Maybe we should use this as a case study ruling to look at at a later date and learn from.
"Kirklees Council have sent out a clear message with this and other rulings in the past 18 months that you have to stick to the rules."