TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson furiously branded right this moment a ‘very unhealthy day for farming’ after his controversial bid to develop his fashionable Diddly Squat farm was quashed by councillors.

The Amazon Prime star, 61, stated he was ‘very’ annoyed after native officers refused his try to construct a brand new restaurant and 70-space automobile park on the positioning of his 1,000-acre farm close to the quiet village of Chadlington, Oxfordshire.

Mr Clarkson personally attended a gathering of West Oxfordshire District Council’s planning sub-committee right this moment in a last-ditch try to push his plans by.

Nevertheless, his passionate pleas fell on deaf ears, with seven out of ten councillors voting towards the measures.

The ex-High Gear host has confronted a substantial backlash amongst locals over his plans, with greater than 50 objections registered with the council over fears of elevated site visitors within the village following the success of his hit sequence Clarkson’s Farm.

For the reason that Amazon present’s debut final summer season, tons of of Clarkson followers from throughout Britain have prompted site visitors chaos by queueing for hours at a time to get contained in the star’s beloved farm store.  

Locals are break up in regards to the surge in tourism, with some saying it has put the Oxfordshire village on the map and boosted the native financial system. Others are involved that the farm’s growth may rework the group for the more serious.

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s controversial bid to expand his popular Diddly Squat farm has failed after councillors rejected his application

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s controversial bid to develop his fashionable Diddly Squat farm has failed after councillors rejected his utility

The ex-Top Gear host has faced a considerable backlash among locals over his plans, with more than 50 objections registered with the council over fears of increased traffic in the village following the success of his hit series Clarkson’s Farm

The ex-High Gear host has confronted a substantial backlash amongst locals over his plans, with greater than 50 objections registered with the council over fears of elevated site visitors within the village following the success of his hit sequence Clarkson’s Farm 

Since the Amazon Prime show’s debut last summer, hundreds of Clarkson fans from across Britain have queued for hours at a time to get inside the star’s beloved farm shop

For the reason that Amazon Prime present’s debut final summer season, tons of of Clarkson followers from throughout Britain have queued for hours at a time to get contained in the star’s beloved farm store 

One neighbour even introduced a authorized problem towards the restaurant plans, alleging that the world was at risk of turning into a ‘Jeremy Clarkson theme park’.

At right this moment’s assembly, Mr Clarkson insisted that he’s merely making an attempt to ‘diversify’ his enterprise and warned that farmers can be unable to correctly take care of the pure setting due to their funds.

‘Farmers take care of the woodland, they appear after the hedges, the streams and the fields, they hold it lovely,’ he stated.

‘Farmers should not going to have the ability to try this for for much longer due to the farmers’s state of funds. We’ve got been advised as farmers to diversify — that’s precisely what this proposal is.’

Although councillors on the assembly have been break up over Mr Clarkson’s proposals, native officers agreed to refuse permission.

They argued that the cafe could be ‘out of maintaining’ with the Cotswolds Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence.

Council planning officer Joan Desmond stated: ‘By motive of its siting, design, scale and placement, the proposed growth wouldn’t be sustainable and wouldn’t be suitable or constant in scale with the present farming enterprise or its open countryside location.

‘By motive of its design, scale, siting and nature of the use inside the Cotswolds Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence, the proposed growth would have a visually intrusive and dangerous affect on the agricultural character, scenic magnificence and tranquillity of the world.’

Councillor Dean Temple, who represents Chadlington, advised the assembly: ‘With a heavy coronary heart, I suggest we reject this proposal.’

Locals are split about the surge in tourism, with some saying it has put the Oxfordshire village on the map and boosted the local economy

Locals are break up in regards to the surge in tourism, with some saying it has put the Oxfordshire village on the map and boosted the native financial system 

And councillor Elizabeth Poskitt added: ‘There are many much less obtrusive locations the place one may have a restaurant.’

The TV presenter had hoped to transform a lambing shed inbuilt 2020 after shopping for a brand new flock of sheep to develop the farm enterprise. It has now been merged with one other native farmer’s flock.

Paperwork state that the constructing has since been used, with out planning permission, as a restaurant and a bar space.

Chadlington Parish Council stated it held a public assembly in November to resolve its view on the ‘divisive and contentious’ utility, however a vote was inconclusive.

Marketing campaign to Defend Rural England West Oxfordshire stated any new restaurant could be a ‘main incursion’ into the AONB and would ‘spoil the agricultural nature of the Higher Evenlode Valley’.

Mr Clarkson’s representatives had already been compelled to alter transport plans for the scheme with a brand new a technique system and overflow automobile park to attempt to appease the mounting variety of objectors.

He had additionally been served with a discover following complaints that the farm store had breached authentic planning situations by promoting out-of-town souvenirs.

The council served the contravention discover amid allegations that merchandise offered in its store weren’t grown, reared or produced on the farm, or from different native producers.

If proved, that will be in contravention of a situation of the planning permission in November 2019, the council warned.