Clarkson's Farm's Kaleb Cooper seeks planning permission after Diddly Squat row

Clarkson’s Farm star Kaleb Cooper has revealed he’s seeking his own planning permission over his caravan plot, which comes after Jeremy Clarkson’s rowwith the council for plans to expand his Diddly Squat farm.

The Top Gear presenter, 63, has spent months caught up in a dispute over plans for his farm, having previously submitted an application to extend the car park at his on-site shop, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.

After Jeremy appeared to be visibly upset by the refusal, the council insisted that the presenter would have been treated ‘no differently’, releasing a statement saying: ‘We understand that the planning process shown in Season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm can seem obstructive and that people will be confused by the planning decisions at Diddly Squat Farm.’

He’s since been allowed to extend the shop car park, but it’s only a small victor as Jeremy has still been refused permission to open an on-site restaurant.

Dad-of-two Kaleb, who works with Jeremy on the Prime Video show, is now said to be asking the council for permission to live on his own four-acre plot near the farm.

The Sun reports that Kaleb, 24, has asked Oxfordshire Council for permission to live on the land, saying he needs someone on site to care for his livestock.

The farmer has pigs, chickens and calves which need looking after, and currently has a caravan on site too which is used as an office.

The publication notes that Kaleb has asked for retroactive planning permission from West Oxfordshire District Council, which, if approved, would last for two years, allowing him to establish his business.

This comes after Kaleb announced he was heading on his first-ever live theatre tour.

Kaleb quickly became a fan favourite during his often-frustrating quest to teach Jeremy all about the world of farming, as well as his amusing comments on life, the universe and everything in between.

Since the launch of the first series in 2021, he’s found himself in more and more in demand outside his home town, and has now decided to embrace it with a 33-day tour.

‘I’m a firm believer, if I want to go out there and learn something, you’ve got to go out then and go full, head down, go for it,’ Kaleb told PA.

‘Yes, it’s a fear, or you know, a nervousness thing, but I think I’m a firm believer of… going towards it and facing your fear with brave shoulders.’

Clarkson’s Farm is available to watch on Prime Video.

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