Crouchland Biogas Update

Sep 4, 2017 | Local Concerns

….  Crouchland Biogas Limited in administration – 7 August 2017

Partners at FRP Advisory have been appointed as joint administrators to Crouchland Biogas Limited. The joint administrators continue to trade the business and retain its 11 staff while seeking new investment and ownership.  The joint administrators will continue to evaluate the financial position of the Company in the interests of creditors.

Prior to entering administration the Company had lodged an appeal against enforcement notices from Chichester District Council and against West Sussex County Council’s refusal to grant retrospective planning permission for, amongst other things, a massive lagoon, digester and gas upgrading equipment at Crouchland Farm. A decision on those appeals is expected by the end of September.

Crouchland Farm trading as normal while buyers sought for freehold land.   Receivers at FRP Advisory appointed over farmland

Partners at FRP Advisory have been appointed as Law of Property Act receivers over the freehold land known as Crouchland Farm abutting to, but excluding the farmhouse property. The farming activities continue as normal over Crouchland Farm, while the LPA Receivers encourage interested parties in the freehold land to make early contact. The land totals an area of over 400 acres.

Contact; James Rossiter from Morgan Rossiter, who handles the external communications for FRP Advisory: 0203 195 3240

  • Crouchland Biogas continues to operate, as everyone awaits the Planning Inspector’s Decision at the end of September.
  • There are potential implications in many fields and especially for the Environment Agency’s legal cases regarding the two outstanding pollution events, as well as the EA Permit variation application.
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