Jeremy Clarkson has been backed by fellow farmers, food producers and local Oxfordshire residents after his plans to build a hilltop restaurant were turned down by the council.
The Amazon Prime star, 61, said he was ‘very’ frustrated after local officials refused his attempt to build a new restaurant and 70-space car park on the site of his 1,000-acre Diddly Squat farm near the quiet village of Chadlington, Oxfordshire.
Mr Clarkson personally attended a meeting of West Oxfordshire District Council’s planning sub-committee on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to push his plans through but seven out of ten councillors voted against the plans.
The Grand Tour host left the meeting saying it was a bad day for farmers and labelled one of the planning officials a comedian.
But he has found support in his community among those who say council planners are dismissive of new ideas in farming.
Jeremy Clarkson has been backed by fellow farmers, food producers and local Oxfordshire residents…