Jeremy Clarkson's plans for a restaurant at his Diddly Squat Farm Shop have been refused.

Controversial plans for a new restaurant at Jeremy Clarkson's West Oxfordshire farm were decided on by the council today (January 10).

Jeremy Clarkson attended the meeting with his land agent Charlie Ireland.

They saw seven out of 10 councillors on West Oxfordshire District Council's planning sub-committee vote against the restaurant plans.

As the pair left in a black Range Rover it was understood the TV presenter-turned-farmer was not happy with the decision.

He told the BBC the refusal meant a "very bad day for farming".

When asked how frustrated he was, he said: "Very, and so will all the local farmers [be]."


Mr Clarkson, whose runaway hit show Clarkson's Farm has brought countless visitors to Chadlington and Chipping Norton, applied to convert his lambing shed into a 60-seat café or restaurant and 70-space car park.

The restaurant, which would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, between 8am and 3pm, and 5pm and 10pm, would use some of the beef raised on the farm.

A total of 56 objections were received by the council, with another 12 letters of support.

There has been a ongoing battle between Mr Clarkson and his Chadlington neighbours with police called to the site due to fans who have come from far and wide parking on verges and blocking bus routes.

Mr Clarkson himself said the overwhelming success of the TV show Clarkson's Farm on Amazon Prime took even him by surprise.

Neighbour Hamish Dewar even brought a legal challenge against the restaurant plans, stating that the area was in danger of becoming a "Jeremy Clarkson theme park".