Funding Appeal! Please help protect our rural villages.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM PARISH COUNCILS

THE CROUCHLAND BIOGAS SAGA IS FAR FROM OVER! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE OPPOSITION TO THE UNAUTHORISED, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT; AND TO PROTECT OUR RURAL, TRANQUIL VILLAGES - NOW AND FOR THE FUTURE.

Despite refusal of a retrospective planning application in March 2015 by West Sussex County Council and two Enforcement Notices issued by Chichester District Council in July 2015, Crouchland Biogas Limited have lodged two appeals to... the Planning Inspectorate to be heard at a Planning Inquiry next year. It is expected Crouchland will also appeal the amended Certificate of Lawful Use, issued September 2015.

PLAISTOW & IFOLD PARISH COUNCIL, KIRDFORD PARISH COUNCIL, THE PLAISTOW VILLAGE TRUST AND P.O.R.E ARE UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO THE APPEALS AND IN COORDINATING OBJECTIONS.

A joint Appeal Fund has been established and over half of the funds needed for legal and expert representation at the Inquiry have been secured. Matched funding was obtained for donations to-date but we need further financial support from the Community to raise an additional £20,000. The Plaistow Village Trust are managing the Appeal Fund on behalf of the Parish Councils and donors may consider making a Charity Gift Aid declaration. If you can contribute, please donate via these payment methods:
• Cheque: Payable to 'The Plaistow Village Trust' (Registered Address: Brackenhurst, The Street, Plaistow, Billingshurst RH14 0PT)
• Bank Transfer: Sort Code: 090154 • Account No.: 01113280 • Account Name: The Plaistow Village Trust • Ref.: APPEAL

*Surplus money will be used by the Parish Councils for Legal/Planning Consultancy costs for any future planning issues arising in the Parishes.

For further information please contact Sara Burrell - Chair, Plaistow & Ifold Parish Council or Ian Campbell - Chair, Kirdford Parish Council by emailing the Parish Clerks: PlanningAppealFund@gmail.com