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Visitors to Jeremy Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm chew up grass verges with their 4×4 cars

Visitors to Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat farm chewed up grass verges with their 4x4s today as a row over a new car park intensifies among locals.

Scores of vehicles again descended on the popular Oxfordshire site this morning, with long queues forming outside the Amazon presenter’s farm shop.

A number of cars were left on boggy mounds on the side of a road outside Diddly Squat which have deteriorated in recent days as more and more people flock to visit.

Clarkson remains locked in a planning appeal battle with West Oxfordshire District Council, which refused to grant permission for him to extend the shop’s car park in May last year.

A two-day Planning Inspectorate meeting was held this week to consider proposals by the 62-year-old former Top Gear presenter to accommodate 70 more vehicles.

The plans are opposed by WODC on the grounds that it would encourage more visitors to Diddly Squat farm – which sits between Chadlington and Chipping Norton – adding to traffic problems.

The council has also said allowing more vehicles would further disturb the tranquility of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Taking to Twitter, Clarkson said the recent furore ‘makes it sound like a civil war is raging’, but insisted ‘a compromise will be reached’. 

Source of data and images: dailymail

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