JAMIROQUAI frontman Jay Kay is to be allowed to built his go-kart track on land near his grade-II listed manor in Princes Risborough.

But council officers have ruled he can only use it on 14 occasions each year.

The flamboyant singer had applied for permission to create earth bunds in a field in the grounds of Horsenden Manor, the country house he owns.

Neighbours, who say they already suffer from his love of cars and speed, objected to the plans saying the noise of go-karts would make their lives intolerable.

Councillors finally gave the go-ahead at a Development Control Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 17th.

One neighbour, Henry Shaw, said: "This is a serious facility for a dirt-racing track.

"It is fast and it is intended to be permanent. It is not for children but determined adults. The applicant is known to have a passion for fast cars.

"I was woken at 7am on Saturday by a BMW being flogged around the field. Who is to say what more powerful machines may be used?"

But despite people's worries, councillors decided they did not have the right to stop Jay Kay building his earth bunds.

Only if he used his track so often it became what was known as a material change of use, could council officers intervene.

Cllr Hugh McCarthy said: "This is a landowner who wishes to use part of his land for his own enjoyment and this application has been considered on the basis this has been for landscaped bunds."

Cllr John Dalton agreed.

"This is a straight forward application for earth bunds. Nothing more, nothing less. What he does with them is subject to a different point of view.

"You would have difficulty seeing the bunds from any distance. We are really making a mountain out of a molehill."

Council legal advisers have decreed that anything more than use 14 days a year is likely to be considered a change of use.

In September the 34-year-old singer was banned for six months after being spotted by a police car doing 109 miles per hour on the A9 in Scotland.