Race car driver Alice Powell shares video of dozens of vehicles parked at the side of Clarkson’s farm
Clarkson’s farm needs a car park! Racing driver Alice Powell shares video of dozens of vehicles parked on the side of a busy country road telling council they are ‘putting lives at risk’, ahead of planning permission meeting with Amazon show host
Alice Powell told the local council that “Clarkson’s farm needs a car park”, as she searched dozens of vehicles parked on the side of the busy country road.
The British racing driver shared a video on Twitter expressing her frustration with fans parking at Clarkson’s Farm on the main road in Chadlington, West Oxfordshire.
Video captured by the 30-year-old shows a stream of cars parked on the side of the busy country road. when the existing car park is full.
She wrote: ‘And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why @JeremyClarkson #DiddleySquatFarm needs a parking lot! Parking on a busy main street and also on a private property to exit the street. @OxfordshireCC come on, putting lives at risk.
In response to the tweet, Jeremy Clarkson, 62, revealed that his team now has a hearing on March 14 to reopen the planning permission discussion.
British racing driver Alice Powell, 30, has expressed her frustration with fans in the Clarkson’s Farm car park on the main road in Chadlington, West Oxfordshire.
Jeremy Clarkson, 62, revealed that his team now has a hearing on March 14 to reopen discussion on planning permission to expand parking spaces at the farm.
Mr Clarkson’s earlier application in May last year to expand parking from 10 to 70 spaces on his farm was rejected.
He said: ‘We have a hearing on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.’
To which Miss Powell replied: ‘Let’s cross our fingers.’
Mr Clarkson’s earlier application in May last year to expand the car park from 10 to 70 spaces on his farm was rejected.
The plan also included new Chipping Norton Road entry and exit points and a storage complex, but this was rejected by West Oxfordshire District Council, saying it would have been “visually intrusive”.
The farm shop reopened on February 10 following the launch of the second season of the Amazon Prime show.
As large volumes of traffic have appeared in the rural areas around the farm, the local council has proposed implementing no-wait restrictions, the equivalent of double yellow lines, on the A361 and Chipping Norton Road.
A written response from Diddly Squat Farm said the measures ‘would have quite a dramatic impact on our farm shop’ and recommended waiting until after the planning enforcement appeal, stating that a parking extension would solve the problem.
He added: ‘We also need to consider what would happen if we ended up with roadside parking restrictions and no parking.
The racing driver told Oxfordshire council that the parked cars were putting lives at risk.
The video reveals a long line of cars parked on the side of the busy country road.
“People would still come in large numbers and would have to park somewhere. West Oxfordshire Borough Council have made it very clear that I can’t use any of my fields, so what is the alternative? Chadlington?
Council officials previously warned people Don’t cause any traffic chaos by parking next to the estate.
Sharing an image of the damaged edges next to the site, Oxfordshire County Council posted: ‘If you are visiting Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chadlington from tomorrow, please park safely and considerately. Do not park on the A361. It’s too dangerous.
“And please avoid parking on the edges of the narrow Chipping Norton Road as it causes damage.”
Clarkson bought the farm in 2008, but only took it over in 2019.
The council warned people not to cause traffic havoc by parking near Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm (pictured)