Jeremy Clarkson has been granted permission for a new grain store to be built at the Diddly Squat Farm site.

West Oxfordshire District Council gave the planners work on behalf of the Clarkson’s Farm star the go-ahead for the new building at the farm in Chadlington.

The plans submitted to the authority in September said the farm had an "urgent need” for additional grain storage.

According to documents submitted the barn's absence was significantly impacting the price obtained by Mr Clarkson for his produce.

It said the current grain store was not an “appropriate design” and “too small” to support the farm's operation which produces up to six different crops.

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Planning documents said: “The absence of storage for the farm’s crops significantly impacts the price realised by the farmer.

"In simple terms, they can only take the price on offer when the crop is taken, rather than wait and sell when the price is favourable.”

West Oxfordshire District Council ruled it did not need to give prior approval for the plans but the new building must follow the documents submitted.

Another plan for food vending units, picnic tables, and parking was also accepted.

This comes following a successful appeal Mr Clarkson made to the planning inspectorate last year.

Outlining how the facilities would run, a site development scheme was submitted in September and was formally accepted on February 5.

Previously, West Oxfordshire District Council rejected the former Top Gear presenter’s plans to open a restaurant and extend the car park.

Mr Clarkson appealed against this decision to the planning inspectorate back in March where he was granted permission for the car park extension.

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

The authority has also shelved separate plans for a pickle court to be built as well as denying Mr Clarkson permission to lay out a simple farm track. 

Mr Clarkson bought the farm site in 2008 before taking over in 2019 after the farmer who previously ran it retired.

The farm has since gained widespread popularity after the hit Prime Video show, Clarkson’s Farm.

The show has recently confirmed the release date of its upcoming new season which will launch on May 3 worldwide.

Season three will not be the last either after it was confirmed in November that the show will return with season four being given the green light by Amazon.

Fozia Khan, Amazon Studios’ head of unscripted in the UK, announced the news last year with production already underway for the fourth series of the Prime Video UK original.