Firstly, do tune in to BBC Radio Sussex this morning to hear the discussion about TODAY'S hearing.
The agenda for the hearing (THURSDAY 12TH MAY) is open to discussion on the day - and the topics set out below do not prevent others from being raised at the event.
HEARING INTO PLANNING APPEAL Ref: APP/P3800/X/15/3137735
made by Crouchland Biogas Ltd against the refusal in part by West Sussex County Council to grant a certificate of lawful use or development (LDC) for the storage of imported feedstock for the Anaerobic Digester Facility at Crouchland Farm and for various items of operati...onal development connected with the production and processing of biogas, electricity and digestate on an area of land in excess of that included on the LDC dated 9 October 2015
held on 12/13 May 2016.
1. Points of agreement
2. Points of clarification
3. The main issues:
(i) The scope of the planning permissions granted in 2007, 2008 and 2011 and, in particular whether:
(a) they authorise the importation of material to feed the anaerobic digester facility
(b) they authorise the conditioning and exportation of biogas
(ii) Whether the planning permissions have been implemented
(iii)The extent of land covered by the LDC
(iv)The extent of the authorised operational development
4. Topics for discussion:
(i) Planning history – have the permissions been implemented?
(ii) In the event that the permissions have been implemented, what do they authorise?
(iii) Implications of the planning permissions and legal authorities
(iv) The extent of land covered by the LDC application/certificate
(v) The situation with regard to operational development on the site
5. Any other submissions
7. Arrangements for the site inspection
THURSDAY, 12 MAY (from 10am): Hearing for the Crouchland Biogas appeal of the Certificate of lawfulness. Plaistow & Ifold and Kirdford Parish Councils, on behalf of the Parish communities, will be represented by a legal team, barrister and AD Expert. P.O.R.E (local community action group) will also speak. Address: The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ
• FRIDAY, 13 MAY (from 10am): The Hearing continues for the Crouchland Biogas appeal of the Certificate of lawfulness. Address: The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ