Jeremy Clarkson fumes as plans for restaurant at Diddly Squat Farm thrown out
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Jeremy Clarkson has been left furious after his plans for a restaurant at his Diddly Squat Farm have been thrown out by the council.
The Top Gear host had previously planned to open a new café at his farm in West Oxfordshire – as seen on Clarkson's Farm, his hit Amazon Prime TV show.
Clarkson had faced a bitter backlash from locals in Oxfordshire after revealing his plans to expand the farm, with over 50 objections being lodged to the council.
The 61-year-old had hoped to build a new 60-seat café and car park with 70 spaces on the site, which is near Chadlington, Oxfordshire.
The TV presenter attended an in-person meeting at West District Council on Monday (January 10) to make his case to the councillors for why his restaurant should be approved – but it was unsuccessful.
Making a persronal plea to the council, Jeremy said: "It is diversification of a farming business. We have already started talking to our neighbouring farmers."
He also told them: "Farmers look after the woodland, they look after the hedges, the streams and the fields – they keep it beautiful.
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"Farmers are not going to be able to do that for much longer because of the farmer's state of finances. We have been told as farmers to diversify – that is exactly what this proposal is."
Clarkson added that everyone was "very excited" about the business.
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