Wednesday 24th May 2017

Day 8 and 9 of the Public Inquiry will take place tomorrow and thursday, starting at 10am at The Conference Suite at Brinsbury Campus, North Heath, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1DL

Mr Ian Powell, the Agricultural witness for Crouchland Biogas will present his evidence and be cross examined by the barristers for WSCC, CDC and the Parishes.

Crouchland Biogas Ltd assert that the fallback/baseline scenario (ie what would be there, if they hadn't built their industrial plant without planning consent) would inflict MORE HGVs on our rural lanes than with the development. They go on to argue that their proposed development (yes, the one that has already been built and operating for years) is in fact a preferable scenario than what would otherwise be there. They therefore suggest that the Planning Inspector should allow the Appeal as it is a better outcome for the residents.

Foxbridge Lane shown with - and without HGVs.