Police try to slam the brakes on Jeremy Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly ...

Police try to slam the brakes on Jeremy Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly ...
Police try to slam the brakes on Jeremy Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly ...

When Jeremy Clarkson hit a TV producer who failed to ensure he was provided with a hot dinner after a day on location filming Top Gear, he avoided police action after his victim declined to press charges.

Now, however, the petrolhead faces a battle with the boys in blue over the increasingly acrimonious row surrounding his farm shop.

I can disclose that Thames Valley Police has issued a formal warning about Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly Squat Farm shop, which has already attracted thousands of fans and caused traffic problems in his previously sleepy corner of the Cotswolds.

I can disclose that Thames Valley Police has issued a formal warning about Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly Squat Farm shop. Pictured: Jeremy Clarkson with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan

I can disclose that Thames Valley Police has issued a formal warning about Clarkson's plans to expand his Diddly Squat Farm shop. Pictured: Jeremy Clarkson with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan

Clarkson, 61, whose Amazon Prime show about his efforts to become a farmer has been a big hit, plans to renovate another barn, leading to fears he wants to expand his business, which will also see a lambing shed converted into a 60-seat restaurant.

'If this application has been made in anticipation of a future change of use application, there is potential for disruption in terms of highway safety and for a demand on policing being generated by the site,' a Thames Valley Police official says in the missive to West Oxfordshire district council. 

'I strongly encourage the applicant to consult with me in the event that this agricultural building is considered for commercial use.'

Clarkson, 61, whose Amazon Prime show about his efforts to become a farmer has been a big hit, plans to renovate another barn

Clarkson, 61, whose Amazon Prime show about his efforts to become a farmer has been a big hit, plans to renovate another barn

People queue outside the town hall for a meeting to discuss Jeremy Clarkson's farm shop

People queue outside the town hall for a meeting to discuss Jeremy Clarkson's farm shop

Jeremy Clarkson at his Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Jeremy Clarkson at his Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Clarkson, who runs his shop with glamorous 48-year-old girlfriend Lisa Hogan, has told of how locals 'give him the finger' when he walks by, because they are so irked by his shop's success.

Local Hilary Moore, a parish councillor for the Chadlington area, reckons the shop should be closed down, and wrote to the council, saying: 'Our roads are clogged with traffic and the whole area is becoming a danger zone with fast cars showing off their speed on narrow lanes, and traffic queueing for a mile or so.'

Last week, Clarkson blasted those who have an issue with his shop as 'red trouser wearers', referring to the countryside toff uniform of choice. Let's hope he's in a better mood when the police turn up.

George Osborne partied hard in his youth, and now the former Chancellor's son, Luke, has set himself up as a nightclub boss, running rave nights across the country.

Luke, 20, who's studying at Bristol University, has registered a company called the Constitution Ltd to channel earnings from the business. For one recent Bristol club night, it boasted: 'Gonna be 5 hours of good s**t. Gassed.'

Lily wraps up well in a paper dress

Lily Cole is apparently determined to prove them correct. The doll-faced Cambridge graduate, 33, has posed in a paper dress to prove her eco-credentials

Lily Cole is apparently determined to prove them correct. The doll-faced Cambridge graduate, 33, has posed in a paper dress to prove her eco-credentials

Envious admirers sometimes remark that models would look good even if they were wearing bin bags.

Lily Cole is apparently determined to prove them correct. The doll-faced Cambridge graduate, 33, has posed in a paper dress to prove her eco-credentials.

'The dress is made from a mix of cotton and Tencel — an innovative fabric

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