The council has hit back at Jeremy Clarkson saying Diddly Squat Farm must be treated like any other.

This comes following scenes that featured in season 2 of the series that showed the former Top Gear star clashing with West Oxfordshire District Council.

The council have emphasised that the proper procedures were followed in Clarkson’s planning applications which included plans for a car park.

Cars were seen queuing outside of the shop when it opened at the weekend.  

The statement said: “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.”