Jeremy Clarkson has been given prior approval to build a cattle shed at Diddly Squat Farm in Chadlington.

Documents state that the shed will house Beef Shorthorn cattle over the winter and during calving and “is made with some urgency as the farm’s cattle are due to calve in January/February”.

According to documents, the farm currently owns 12 heifers, 10 of which are due to calve in January 2022.

“This forms the base of the farm herd which will grow with each calving cycle. The new calves (arriving January) will be reared on the farm with heifers retained to breed.”

The building is a conventional design with a light and airy space for livestock and an open floor to allow for easy cleaning.

The Yorkshire boarding to the sides provides shelter while also allowing ventilation while the open front allows natural light into the space along with free access for animals and machinery.

The site is reached via a made track to Chipping Norton Road which links with the A361.

In August Jeremy shared a picture of one of his new cows he named Pepper with his 3.8 million followers on Instagram.

He captioned the photo: “World. Meet Pepper.”

In another video he shared a clip of another new cow and wrote: “This one needs a name.”

His Clarkson's Farm co-host and farm manager Kaleb Cooper responded: “Cowlub”.

Jeremy has also revealed that it is his "goal" to get his vegan TV production team eating meat.

In an hour-long Q&A with the National Farmers' Union in September he was asked about veganism.

He said: “If you want to eat seeds and so on, that’s fine.”

He revealed his daughter is vegan, and described it as a “phase” that she will "grow out of", Farmers Weekly reported.

He added: "We have a production team that made the show. I think four of them are vegan and one of them said to me last weekend, ‘would it be possible if I took half a dozen eggs home?’.

"I’ve been looking at the hens and they have a nice life and they make the eggs anyway, so we may as well eat them.

"My goal by the end of the filming year, which is next July, is to have all of them tucking in to some of the beef."

A spokesman for West Oxfordshire District Council said the request was a permitted development.

He said: “Certain types of development are granted planning permission by national legislation without the need to submit a planning application.

“One such condition on certain classes of permitted development is the need to submit an application to the Local Planning Authority for its Prior Approval, or to determine if its Prior Approval will be required.

“This allows the Local Planning Authority to consider the proposals, their likely impacts in regard to certain factors i.e. planning permission is not required, to construct the cattle shed as long as it is constructed to the plans submitted to us.”