Diddly Squat Farm Shop, opened by Jeremy Clarkson in 2020, has announced temporary closure.

The farm shop announced via it’s Facebook page this week that it has now closed until Friday, March 1 but that it remains open online during this time.

This prompted various reactions from other users on the platform, with some people expressing upset and others complimenting products the shop sells.

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One user said: “Absolutely gutted you guys are shut, booked a holiday for a couple of days this week, from Lincoln to nearby to Diddly Squat Farm Shop to finally be able to visit.”

The closure announcement comes in the same week that the former Top Gear host submitted new plans to West Oxfordshire District Council to build a 36m-long barn at the site in Chipping Norton Road near Chadlington, citing this as an “urgent need” for the development. 

Plans reveal that the new structure would have a dark blue and black coloured roof with cement fibre sheeting and would be used for the additional storage of crops.

This is the eleventh planning application to be submitted at the site, some of which have been the source of contention, seeing disputes arise between Mr Clarkson and the district council in his attempts to expand the facility, which features in the Amazon Prime Video show Clarkson's Farm.

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These included a 70-space car park for the farm shop in response to customers parking on grass verges when visiting the farm, a restaurant, a pickle court and a farm track.