Jeremy Clarkson, 59, recently announced his plans to front a new television show about farming at his country estate in Chadlington. The former Top Gear presenter’s neighbours have reportedly objected to plans for him to open a new shop at the estate nicknamed Diddly Squat Farm, as it could have a detrimental impact on other businesses in the village, according to the Oxford Mail. Parish councillor Tony Allan told the publication: “The potential impact on the village store and butchers is a concern. “People move to these kind of villages because they like them as they were.
“We have seen new money coming into the Cotswolds such as Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford organic farm shop and they risk changing the character of the communities.”
It was also reported that Jeremy wants to construct a lambing shed at the farm and for the site to have car parking as well as, on occasion, a space for “film-making”.
In a statement to the publication, the TV personality said: “[He’s] not doing anything wrong or anything that would hurt the village but didn’t blame residents for their concerns, otherwise what is the point in planning permission.”
It comes just after Jeremy took to Twitter and announced the news he will be fronting a new farming show for Amazon Prime.
In view of his 7.2 million followers, The Grand Tour host shared a video clip of himself from The Cotswolds.
He said: “Good news. I can finally confirm that I’m going to be spending the next year in the rain making a show about farming for Amazon Prime.
“This means that people all over the world will be able to watch me using a thousand acres of The Cotswolds to make thousands of tonnes of beer and bread and vegetable oil and lamb chops and jumpers.”
He continued: “Of course, to be a farmer you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet and a mechanic.
“And I’m none of those things.”
Jeremy concluded: “I don’t even know what agronomist means.”
He captioned the news: “Everything is going wrong. I don’t know how farmers don’t all have coronaries.”
Fans of the ITV host inundated him with messages following the news of his exciting project.
One person said: “Welcome to our world Jeremy!”
Another person quipped: “If all farmers had coronaries there wouldn’t be any farmer left any moment.”
While a third person added: “I’m sure I’ll be watching.”
The new Amazon Prime production, called I Bought The Farm, will chart the former Top Gear host’s efforts to transform a corner of the Cotswolds into a productive farm.
I Bought A Farm is set to air on Amazon Prime next year.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? airs tonight on ITV at 8pm.
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Jeremy Clarkson for comment.
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