Crouchland Biogas have submitted 6 new documents in support of their retrospective planning application, in the past five days.
This includes a 'Technical Response' to the Highways objection to the Application, where they attempt to address/overcome the Highways concerns. This includes offering to contribute to widening Foxbridge Lane in places, cutting back vegetation and footway provision. They argue for their version of the Baseline Traffic generation explaining that there was never any restriction on their bringing in waste from off the farm, even though they only had permission for an on-farm AD unit. They explain how the routing of vehicles can be monitored as well as the speeds and offer to accept planning conditions imposed on any permission they may receive with regard to routing and speeds of vehicles. They argue that the condition of the surface of Foxbridge Lane is an existing Highways issue and the responsibility of the Local Highway Authority. Much discussion revolves around the necessary widths of lanes; the number of vehicles involved in the proposed expansion; visibility splays and turning circles at the end of lanes. Dave Jordan has written a response to this document on 7/11/14 which can be found near the bottom of the WSCC page; http://buildings.westsussex.gov.uk/ePlanningOPS/tabPage3.jsp?aplId=1707
A new 70 page Air Quality Assessment calculating the predicted emissions from the newly proposed increased useage of their CHP engines has also been submitted, showing the dangers to 5 Ancient Woodlands around the site.
The Application is still expected to come to Planning Committee on 2nd December, although with so much new information coming in, it may have to be delayed again. Support at this meeting may be helpful?
Please report/record any dangerous incidents on Foxbridge Lane to the Planning Officer Anna Whitty at firstname.lastname@example.org or indeed anywhere involving Farm Fuels vehicles.