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Jeremy Clarkson inspires law change to boost farmers’ business

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The council ordered the restaurant to be closed in August 2022 after it rejected two planning applications.

Clarkson’s farm shop, which occupies a former barn, remains open and is a popular tourist attraction, selling a range of local produce and memorabilia.

The Government’s rule changes also mean that farmers will now be able to convert a building into as many as 10 homes, double the previous limit of five.

Land can also now be converted into training centres and outdoor sporting facilities without the need to spend time and money on a planning application.

Lee Rowley, the planning minister, said: “Farmers are the lifeblood of communities, and these changes give them the freedom to grow their businesses and plan for their futures.

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