Jeremy Clarkson has been partially successful in his appeal against the council to expand Diddly Squat Farm.

West Oxfordshire District Council previously rejected the former Top Gear presenter’s plans to open a restaurant and extend the car park at his farm in Chadlington in Oxfordshire.

Mr Clarkson appealed against this decision to the Planning Inspectorate back in March.

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In a decision issued yesterday (June 14) the Planning Inspectorate granted permission for the car park extension.

But the council’s rejection of the restaurant was upheld.

In his report, planning inspector R J Perrins details how West Oxfordshire District Council objected to Mr Clarkson’s plans to adapt the land "to a mixed agricultural and leisure attraction use, comprising a cafe, restaurant, gift or farm shop, parking and lavatory facilities.”

Back at the hearing in March, some residents raised concerns about the increased traffic that Diddly Squat Farm had brought to Chadlington.

One villager, Hillary Moore described the farm as a ‘total menace’ and a ‘danger’.

In his report, Mr Perrins accepted that the farm had been ‘a victim of its own success’ and that it was clear that the site as it currently stands could not cope with the increased parking demand.

When the farm shop opened in February, cars were seen queuing on the country lanes around Diddly Squat Farm.

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At the planning appeal hearing, the lawyer representing the council described the farm as a ‘leisure attraction’ as opposed to the shop.

But Mr Perrins did not accept this description in his report.

He said that it was not a ‘leisure attraction’ as ‘it does not ask for an entrance fee’ and therefore was 'not comparable to say a Wildlife Park or miniature railway'.

Mr Perrins did accept however that the increased tourism from the farm was causing disruption to those who live nearby.

The planning permission for the car park has been granted for three years and a restoration of the site would need to be completed following that period.

But the council’s decision to issue an enforcement notice for the restaurant will still stand.