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Local residents have penned letters of support to the planning ombudsman in their droves. An investigation conducted by The Telegraph found that three in five of the 65 responses supported Clarkson, with 40% opposed.
West Oxfordshire District Council rejected plans to create 60 new visitor parking spaces in 2022 for fear of it becoming a “tourist attraction” with a “harmful impact” on the locality.
Clarkson’s proposals would see the number of spaces increase from 10 to 70, including four disabled spaces and cycle parking. New entry and exit points would also be constructed, alongside a storage compound.
In December, Clarkson launched an official appeal against the decision, labelling the on-site parking “vital” as he “expects people to continue arriving in …