Thursday 6 October 2022 10:22 AM Jeremy Clarkson is ordered to SHUT his Diddly Squat Farm restaurant and café trends now
Jeremy Clarkson has been ordered to close his Diddly Squat Farm cafe and restaurant after council bosses claimed the star was using 'unlawful' dining areas.
An enforcement notice by West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC), published on August 11, told the presenter he had six weeks to make a number of changes to the Chadlington site, which features in his hit Amazon Prime series, Clarkson's Farm.
This included ceasing use of any part of the land as a restaurant or cafe, and the general 'sale or provision of food or drinks to members of the public for consumption on the land'.
The local authority also said the former Top Gear host should remove all portable toilets and all tables that would be used by diners, as well as 'landscaping materials'.
It described an 'unlawful' use of the farm and said its 'nature, scale and siting is unsustainable and incompatible with its countryside location within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Furthermore, the town hall has banned the sale of products, except those that are made on the farm, those made within a 16-mile radius of it, or others that the council has allowed.
Agents working on behalf of Mr Clarkson, 62, and the farm have denied any breach of planning laws and are appealing the order, describing the council's demands as