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Diddly Squat Farm Shop which closed temporarily on December 31st after council officials ordered mandatory renovation work at the venue. It closed the doors to visitors for two months stating to fans on Instagram "that work will be carried out on the roof, and therefore the shop will have to close for the duration of the repairs."
The local council reportedly told Mr Clarkson that the materials used to build the roof were not allowed and had to be changed. Permission to build the farm shop was given on the grounds that "any materials used for its construction would have to be approved by the council before any works began. "However, it appears that a building contractor was unaware of the requirement, and used a metal sheet roof, which had not received proper approval from the council, who wanted slate to be used on the roof instead.
Mr Clarkson attempted to have the decision overturned back in April 2021 , which ultimately failed, resulting in the closure of the venue at the end of the year, to complete the necessary works. However today the works seem to be well underway.
Clarkson the TV presenter was also dealt a big blow to his plans on January 10th after his controversial bid to expand his popular Diddly Squat farm was quashed by councillors. Mr Clarkson personally attended the meeting of Council's planning sub-committee in a last-ditch attempt to push his plans through. However the West Oxfordshire District council officials refused his application to build a new restaurant and 70-space car park on the 1,000 acre site near the quiet village of Chadlington, Oxfordshire.

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