Your chance to show your opposition to the Crouchland Biogas expansion

Monday 10th July, from 4 - 6pm....

This is your chance to show your opposition to the expansion of the Crouchland Biogas AD site and the proposed widening of Foxbridge Lane - thereby allowing the passage of up to 50 HGV per working day ie one HGV every 12 minutes.

This is your event! Bring everyone who values our rural villages, lanes and public rights of way – those of you who enjoy walking, cycling, horse-riding, jogging, dog walking and carriage driving.

Bring your bicycles, horses, dogs and children.

Tea and cake will be available (offers welcome!)

Plaistow and Ifold, with Kirdford Parish Councils now have £50,000 to raise to pay the extra costs incurred for the legal and expert fees and we need everyone’s help to tap into potential donors and grant-making bodies.

Whilst the Parish Councils had budgeted for the Inquiry, Crouchland Biogas submitted significantly changed documents at a very late stage, just weeks before the Parish Councils had to submit their final documents, which required our experts to abandon their prior work and to recalculate their reports. On top of this, as Crouchland Biogas have produced 7 expert witnesses to support their case all requiring cross-examination and re-examination, the Inquiry has had to extend from the planned 6 days to 10 days which will finish on July 31st at Brinsbury College.

If you think that big business shouldn't be able to use government subsidies to fund unlawful development and spoil a beautiful part of our countryside - and you believe in the power of people to come together and fight it, then we'd ask you to support this afternoon event on Foxbridge Lane, by just turning up and enjoying Foxbridge Lane, as we used to.

Please contact if you have some specific help to offer, or ideas. Be good to have some music on the lane, some banners and boards etc. Feel free to express your feelings about this matter! (Does anyone have a PA system which we could use on the lane, as we will have something to announce?)

(At the same time, a fund-raising golf competition, raffle and BBQ will be taking place at Foxbridge Golf Club from 4pm, with tickets available from the village shops. Donations and purchase of raffle prizes would be much appreciated.)

Spread the word far and wide and remember that this huge industrial development was built without even a planning application, around 5 years ago. What an injustice that we (as well as CDC and WSCC) have had to spend so much money and time to try to get this scaled back to the appropriate size for our cherished rural location.