West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council appear to disagree.

In a letter from the Chief Executive of Chichester District Council to a local resident, Chichester District Council are categoric in their view that Crouchland Biogas did not have un-limited permissions for their 'on-farm' AD unit in 2007.

This is clearly contrary to what West Sussex County Council have said in the Planning Officer's report, which has recently been withdrawn. Chichester DC’s letter supports the view of the Parish Councils QC. It is hard to understand how West Sussex CC can arrive at their conclusion, when the District Council are so clear on what was and wasn’t permitted.

The updated view of WSCC is expected later today.

See below for the relevant part of the letter sent to a local resident.