The Grand Tour causes controversy in the Cotswolds

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 EDITORIAL USE ONLY Three 8 foot models of the heads of The Grand Tour presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel down The Mall in London on the back of flatbed trucks after travelling 30,000 miles across 3 continents.

Residents of Chipping Norton are in uproar over plans for The Grand Tour to film in the area.

The small town located in the Cotswolds is in fact the home of Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson, and has featured throughout old episodes of Top Gear.


It is also known as a home for celebrities and previous Prime Ministers such as David Cameron. Other famous residents currently include Anne Robinson and Princess Margaretha – sister of the King of Sweden.

However, residents aren't happy about plans for an episode of The Grand Tour to be filmed in the area as it would see a live audience of more than 350 people descending upon the town, something residents fear will cause traffic problems and parking chaos.

According to the Times, a large marquee would be erected nearby and would cause lots of noise and disruption.

An objector told them: "The number of Range Rovers, Porsches and various other speeding vehicles blindly following their sat navs has had a massively negative impact. The idea of a further increase in fast cars driven by petrolheads is highly concerning."

The Times also reports that the field that Amazon have chosen for filming is next to a £6 million barn conversion recently acquired by David and Victoria Beckham.

This isn't the first time the show has caused controversy in the area. In 2015 a house owned by Clarkson was blown up as part of an episode for The Grand Tour, with no prior warning given to residents about the explosion.