Jeremy Clarkson responds after farm is accused of attracting ‘hordes of petrolheads’
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Jeremy Clarkson has responded to the accusations claiming that his Diddly Squat farm is attracting 'hordes of petrolheads'.
Chadlington residents have criticised the broadcaster after blockages of traffic throughout the area turned their once quiet village into a 'tourist attraction'.
Clarkson has since taken to Twitter to share his response to such allegations.
Clarkson's Farm has been a hotbed of controversy since it first aired in June 2021.
From Clarkson not attending council meetings to local residents upset with the change in their area - it's clear that this new project has been far from smooth-sailing.
The latest scandal revolves around the issue of car parking - of all things - alongside how the farm will fare with accommodating such high numbers of visitors.
Photos taken on Friday (17 March) showed 'scores of visitors' who 'tore up grass' as they attempted to check out the new Chadlington hotspot, LBC reports.
According to the news outlet: "Long queues built outside the famous farm shop on Friday, with Clarkson arguing that the farm does not have the infrastructure to accommodate a large number of visitors."
Clarkson has previously submitted plans for a new car park fit accommodate up to 70 more vehicles.
However, such plans were rejected by the West Oxfordshire District Council last summer.
Clarkson has since taken to Twitter to fire back at such allegations.
Directly responding to the LBC reports, Clarkson screenshotted the article and tweeted: "This only happened in the imagination of the person who wrote the headline."
The headline in question read: "Scores of 4x4s tear up path at Diddly Squat Farm."
Clarkson also hit back at the reports that his farm was attracting 'hordes of petrolheads', local residents reported.
Responding to a tweet showing a queue of vehicles on the side of the road, Clarkson replied: "Those cars in the picture don’t look very petrolheaddy to me."
Due to this 'large number of visitors', the cars in question were 'forced' to park roadside outside of the farm shop with photos showing the vehicles dredged in muddy puddles.
Speaking yesterday (18 March), one resident, retired Reggie Leggett, who has now lived in Chadlington for three decades expressed her views on the traffic and parking fiasco, per the Daily Mail.
She said: "I've got real shops 50 yards away - why would I ever go to Diddly Squat?
"We've got a fantastic farm shop, a café, a pub. Everything we need."
Leggett went on to call Clarkson 'disgraceful' and accused Diddly Squat of being 'not really a farm shop'.
"It's really a tourist attraction," the retiree claimed, "he's mainly selling merchandise."
She continued: "Now he's opened the shop the whole thing is a nuisance.
"The roads around the farm shop are completely destroyed and there's so much traffic here as a result."
Leggett went as far as to say she could even audibly spot the different between various high-end sports cars following the 'traffic' ordeal.
"Honestly," she explained, "I can hear the difference between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari now because I hear so many of the cars."
Responding to the backlash on Twitter, Clarkson posted: "The coverage makes it sound like a civil war is raging. The truth: a compromise will be reached."
An appeal was considered in a two-day Planning Inspectorate meeting with the West Oxfordshire District Council earlier this week, with Clarkson alerting his followers that he is a confident a 'compromise' will be reached between himself and the council.
Clarkson's Farm is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.
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