Jeremy Clarkson's 'Chipping Norton set' neighbours fear his plans to film The Grand Tour for three months in the Cotswold countryside will turn it into a 'giant racetrack'

Mail Online | 9/5/2017 | Abe Hawken For Mailonline
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Jeremy Clarkson has sparked an angry backlash among his neighbours over plans to film The Grand Tour in the Cotswold countryside.

Locals fear the narrow country lanes surrounding the proposed site for the Amazon Prime show will be turned into a racetrack by hundreds of car fans.

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They are already exasperated by a recent increase in traffic caused by people visiting celebrity haunt The Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Residents now claim 'enough is enough', with one saying: 'Our village (Sandford St Martin) has already been deeply affected by a huge increase of traffic on account of Soho Farmhouse.

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'The number of Range Rovers, Porsches and various other speeding vehicles blindly following their SatNavs has had a massively negative impact.

'The idea of a further (even temporary) increase of fast cars driven by petrolheads passing through on their way to/from a filming location is highly concerning.'

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Plans submitted to West Oxfordshire Council state Chump Productions will want to use the fields for a maximum of 13 weeks.

Filming for the studio segment will take place over just two days - between October and December - with 350 guests invited to the event.

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The production team will add a further 30 cars and vans to the narrow country lanes, near Clarkson's farmhouse outside Chipping Norton which he blew up last year.

Locals have rubbished the economic boost the area will receive and fear someone could be killed by the increased traffic on the 'third world' roads.

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Michael Holland said: 'The traffic footprint and the impact on local residents added to the existing increased traffic from Soho House is a real concern.

'The Ledwell road is already overloaded and has become a Soho racetrack. When will OCC and West Oxfordshire recognise that this cannot continue, when one of the...
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