Jeremy Clarkson’s plans to open new 60-seater restaurant at his Diddly Squat Farm are thrown into doubt over fears the land may be too TOXIC to build on
Jeremy Clarkson’s plans to open a new 60-seater restaurant at his Diddly Squat Farm have hit a road block over fears that the land may be too toxic to build on.
前者 トップギア ホスト, 61, had submitted a planning application to open a 70-space car park at a 60-seater café at his farm in Chadlington, オックスフォードシャー.
The popularity of Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime has led to queues for the Diddly Squat Farm Shop, with neighbours growing concerned after hundreds of enthusiastic fans started queuing outside his estate.
But Clarkson’s plans to expand his farm have been thrown into doubt as a response to his application, from consultee ERS Pollution, said the land is a former quarry which might be ‘contaminated’.
ジェレミー・クラークソン (写真), 61, had submitted a planning application to open a 70-space car park at a 60-seater café at his farm in in Chadlington, オックスフォードシャー
It claimed that the proposed site has been previously used as a quarry so may contain ‘filled ground’, while an investigation will have to be carried out before building can take place.
レポートによると: ‘No development shall take place until a desk study and if required a site investigation of the nature and extent of contamination has been carried out in accordance with a methodology which has previously been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.
‘The results of the site investigation shall be made available to the local planning authority before any development begins.’
The report said if ‘significant contamination’ is found in an investigation, a report outlining measures that will need to be taken to render the site ‘suitable for the development’ will have to be submitted to the local planning authority before building can begin.
追加しました: ‘If, during the course of development, any contamination is found which has not been identified in the site investigation, additional measures for the remediation of this contamination shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.’
The papers also showed that 28 objections to Clarkson’s building plans had already been submitted by local villagers.
But Clarkson’s plans to expand his farm (写真)have been thrown into doubt as a response to his application said the land is a former quarry which might be ‘contaminated’
In the planning application to West Oxfordshire District Council, Jeremy’s team said Diddly Squat Farm is ‘facing an acute reduction in the Basic Payment Scheme’, a government subsidy, which is currently being phased out.
It said the payments will reduce from £83,298 to £0 over the period 2020 に 2028, meaning the business may begin to struggle financially over time, explaining his desire to expand now.
読んだ: ‘It is reasonable for a farm business to investigate ways to replace this income with on farm diversification to create new income streams or expand existing enterprises.’
The application stated that the Government subsidy received by Diddly Squat Farm ‘accounted for over 85 per cent of the business’s profit’ 今年.
Evidently, Clarkson will have to find new land to build on, or find a new means of creating revenue.
The road-block comes after Clarkson’s farm was granted ‘urgent’ planning permission to build cattle shed in time for his herd to calve in the New Year.
Documents state that the shed will house Beef Shorthorn cattle over the winter and during calving.
They show the request was ‘made with some urgency as the farm’s cattle are due to calve in January/February’.
According to documents, the farm currently owns 12 heifers, 10 of which are due to calve in January 2022.
The documents read: ‘This forms the base of the farm herd which will grow with each calving cycle.
‘The new calves (arriving January) will be reared on the farm with heifers retained to breed.’
The building is a conventional design with a light and airy space for livestock and an open floor to allow for easy cleaning.
The Yorkshire boarding to the sides provides shelter while also allowing ventilation while the open front allows natural light into the space along with free access for animals and machinery.
The site is reached via a made track to Chipping Norton Road which links with the A361.
It claimed that the proposed site has been used as a quarry so may contain ‘filled ground’, while an investigation will have to be carried out before building can take place
A spokesman for West Oxfordshire District Council said the request was a permitted development.
彼は言った: ‘Certain types of development are granted planning permission by national legislation without the need to submit a planning application.
‘One such condition on certain classes of permitted development is the need to submit an application to the Local Planning Authority for its Prior Approval, or to determine if its Prior Approval will be required.
‘This allows the Local Planning Authority to consider the proposals, their likely impacts in regard to certain factors i.e. planning permission is not required, to construct the cattle shed as long as it is constructed to the plans submitted to us.’
先月, Clarkson came face-to-face with angry villagers at a public meeting to answer concerns about his plans to develop his farm shop.
The controversial presenter called the meeting at the Memorial Hall in Chadlington, オックスフォードシャー, after hearing rumours of concerns about his exceptionally popular farm shop.
In a bid to quash his neighbours’ fears, Mr Clarkson invited the local community to join him in the village hall to discuss the farm shop and enjoy cheese and wine.
Posters around Chadlington read: ‘As there seems to be some debate in the village about what’s going on at Diddly Squat, Jeremy Clarkson will be at the Memorial Hall to explain his plans and to take any questions you may have.
‘Everybody from the area is welcome to attend. Cheese and wine will be provided.’
Initially posted on the village community Facebook page, one person suggested that the meeting would be packed, joking that Mr Clarkson might need a larger venue like the Royal Albert Hall.
The popularity of Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime has led to queues for the Diddly Squat Farm Shop, with neighbours growing concerned with the increase in traffic in the area
Fans from all over the country have been queuing up for two-and-a-half hours to get inside the Diddly Squat shop since the launch of the hit Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm, provoking some complaints from neighbours.
Police were even called out to manage traffic chaos in June, caused by hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans descending on his farm in the hope of meeting him and to check out his stock, はちみつが含まれています, chutney and T-shirts.
Villagers are divided over the impact of the shop, which opened less than a year ago, with some saying it has put Chadlington on the map and boosted the local economy.
Mr Clarkson has now applied for planning permission to develop the site, despite existing concerns from neighbours about the popularity of the shop.
Chadlington Parish Council said it had no objections but, if approved, the application should not confirm a change of use status for this agricultural building.
It pointed out that in November 2020, an application had been made to convert a lambing shed adjacent to the shop into a café and in February 2021 for a licence to sell alcohol and provide entertainment.
追加しました: ‘The parish council remains concerned regarding the effect of the incremental development at this location, both upon the local community, its existing shops and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
‘The number of cars currently visiting this site is already substantial, often filling the existing available parking space and overflowing onto the Chipping Norton Road, which is hardly desirable in an AONB and creates a significant risk that accidents will occur.’
Searches for homes to buy in Chadlington jumped by 511 per cent in June 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020, according to property website Rightmove.
The website suggested viewers have been captivated by the local countryside and looked at homes for sale in and around the area where Clarkson’s Farm is filmed.
Papers also showed that 28 objections to Clarkson’s plans had already been submitted by local villagers. 写真: Fans wait for around four hours to visit Diddly Squat Farm Shop in July
On Clarkson’s Farm, Jeremy works on his 1,000 acre plot of land, オックスフォードシャーの牧歌的なコッツウォルズの田園地帯にあるチッピングノートンとチャドリントンの間に位置します.
The former petrol-head appears to have settled for a serene farming lifestyle as part of his new hit Amazon Prime series.
But the show’s roaring success – クラークソンの人気のDiddlySquat FarmShopのオープン – 混雑よりも牛に慣れている村人に混乱を引き起こしました.
農家の成功について以前に話しました, Mr Clarkson said: 'というのは, 原子力発電所を建設したとしたら、彼らの懸念を理解することができました, しかし、小さな農家の店ではありません。’
The broadcaster bought the plot of land in 2008 and Clarkson’s Farm follows the presenter’s highs and lows of tackling the 1,000 エーカーの作業農場.
プレゼンターは最近、彼が「これまでで最も幸せだった」と明かしました。’ そして彼は「毎秒愛していた’ 新しいヒットショーの撮影の.
彼のDiddlySquatショップは、「良いものでいっぱいの小さな納屋」と表現されています。, ナンセンスなこと’ その公式ウェブサイトで.
アマゾンプライム シリーズは、英国で最もありそうもない農民と彼のチームの人生の中で、激しく、しばしば陽気な年に続きます, 彼らは数十年で最悪の農業天候と戦うので, 不従順な動物, 応答しない作物, と予期せぬパンデミック.
A second season of Clarkson’s Farm was commissioned by Amazon in July 2021.