Top Gear's famous test track to be turned into housing estate as permission is ...

Top Gear's famous aerodrome test track is set to become a housing estate after planning permission was granted to build 1,800 new homes.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, personally approved the proposal - which could see a glut of new homes built at the site.

Shops, schools and churches could also be built on Clarkson, Hammond and May's stomping ground, which has hosted the BBC motoring show since Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman revitalised the format in 2002.

Top Gear's famous aerodrome test track is set to become a housing estate after planning permission was granted to build 1,800 new homes

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