Farm being investigated at Wisborough Green

Protect Our Rural Environment (PORE) supporters meet on Plaistow Village Green to oppose the activities at Crouchlands Farm SUS-150216-142719001
Protect Our Rural Environment (PORE) supporters meet on Plaistow Village Green to oppose the activities at Crouchlands Farm SUS-150216-142719001
  • Crouchland Farm in Plaistow was refused planning permission for an upgrade earlier this month
  • West Sussex County Council launching an investigation into farm’s activities again
  • Now Malham Farm in Wisborough Green is also being investigated

A FARM at the centre of a controversial planning battle earlier this month is being investigated by West Sussex County Council (WSCC).

The council’s planning committee refused Crouchland Biogas Farm in Plaistow permission for an upgrade to its anaerobic digester equipment.

Crouchlands Farm SUS-150217-113114001

Crouchlands Farm SUS-150217-113114001

The council is now looking into reports about activity on the farm. The owner of Malham Farm in Wisborough Green, Christopher Wates, who spoke in support of Crouchlands, is also being investigated.

A WSCC spokesman said: “We have received reports of possible breaches of planning control (at Crouchland Farm) and are investigating the matters raised to determine what action could be taken.

“WSCC and Chichester District Council have received a report about a possible breach of planning control at Malham Farm and will investigate the matter to determine what action, if any, should be taken.”

We have received reports of possible breaches of planning control (at Crouchland Farm) and are investigating the matters raised to determine what action could be taken