Council Responds After Accusations They Have A ‘Vendetta’ Against Clarkson Following Backlash On Show

Council Responds After Accusations They Have A ‘Vendetta’ Against Clarkson Following Backlash On Show

Clarkson’s Farm series two has been on Amazon Prime Video for the last week, and some revelations from the show have shocked viewers.

Jeremy Clarkson has highlighted some major issues that farmers face in a classic Clarkson no-nonsense way, which has kept fans of the show entertained.

The main focus of this series has been the Top Gear presenter’s purchase of some cows with an aim to open a restaurant which has been met with many hurdles throughout the series.

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We have seen Clarkson and the gang rear the cows highlighting how hard it is to make a profit due to a range of factors – one being TB which can be spread by badgers and other wildlife.

It’s been anything but plain sailing as the Yorkshire-born new farmer endeavours to make a restaurant on his land with most of his additions to the property rejected by the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC).

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Many viewers were disturbed by the behaviour of the council in the series with one person describing it as: “Shameful, disgusting and just downright wrong behaviour.”

Some viewers have said the WODC has a ‘vendetta’ against Diddly Squat farm – as even Charlie, Clarkson’s farm manager was shocked by some of the things that were getting rejected by the council.

One Twitter user: “You say that you’re protecting an AONB, then the council set up a load of cones on the grass verge. You objected to him having a farm track, when you wouldn’t object to other land owners having tracks. You are singled handedly running a vendetta against Mr Clarkson.”

The council has responded to the backlash and has stated that it treats Diddly Squat ‘no differently’ than other organisations writing in a statement: “We understand that the planning process shown in Season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm can seem obstructive and that people will be confused by the planning decisions at Diddly Squat Farm.”

“As with any other planning authority, we have a legal responsibility to make sure that planning laws and policies are followed correctly by everyone to manage development and protect local communities and the environment. This is regardless of who they are and we treat Diddly Squat Farm no differently.”

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