Inquiry dates and location announced


There is going to be one combined Inquiry, at long last, into the two outstanding appeals by Crouchland Biogas.

It will start at 10am on Tuesday 25 April 2017 and is expected to continue for 6 days, namely Wednesday 26 April, Thursday 27 April, Friday 28 April, Tuesday 3 May, and Wednesday 4 May 2017

At; Brinsbury Campus, North Heath, Pulborough RH20 1DL.

Please attend when you can.

The first appeal is;
PLANNING APPEAL Application reference: WSCC/042/14/PS
Description of Development: Proposed upgrade of an existing anaerobic digester facility to enable the export of biomethane to the national gas grid, installation of a new digestion tank, two new CHP engines, digestate lagoon and associated infrastructure

The second appeal is;

Description of Breaches:
CDC Ref. PS/54 Without planning permission, material change of use of the land to a mixed use for agriculture and for the purposes of a commercial biogas plant, including the importation and processing of feedstock and waste from outside the farm unit.

CDC Ref. PS/55 Without planning permission (in summary), the installation of various anaerobic digestion equipment, construction of a digestate lagoon and associated works including pipework and an earth bund.