Footballer Gary Neville has been given permission to convert an underground bunker into an eco-friendly home that uses solar and wind power to generate energy.
Last summer, Bolton Council rejected proposals for the development as the property is on greenbelt land.
It has been described as a 'Teletubbies' house because of its distinctive petal-shaped design.
Now, communities secretary Eric Pickles has approved the former Manchester United defender's plans for his family home.
The footballer welcomed the decision and said: "I am obviously delighted that the secretary of state has decided to allow Bolton Council to issue its decision to grant our planning permission.
"After sensibly allowing the dust to settle, my professional team will continue their detailed design work and I can then look forward to building this exciting home."
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