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Fracking timeline 2011-12

2011

5/12/2011

Cuadrilla Resources Ltd reveals  it has planning permission for exploratory drilling at Balcombe. In a statement it says “Exploratory drilling activity may take place at a future date, consistent with the terms of the licence issued by DECC. The initial drilling for the core sampling and evaluation would last for a few weeks. There are no plans, or regulatory approval, for hydraulic fracturing to take place at this stage. Cuadrilla is currently fully engaged with drilling activity in the north-west of England and no firm plans have been made for Balcombe. In line with Cuadrilla’s record of openness and transparency, any activity would be preceded by local engagement, briefing and explanation.” http://www.cuadrillaresources.com/news/cuadrilla-news/article/statement-on-balcombe-well-site/

14/12/2011

The Independent reveals Cuadrilla Resources has a licence to drill for shale gas at Balcombe in West Sussex. The article said “In a press release slipped out quietly last week, Cuadrilla revealed it had received planning permission and regulatory approval to drill for hydrocarbons in Balcombe, near Haywards Heath.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/firm-linked-to-quakes-eyes-sussex-drilling-6276588.html

December 2011

Frack Free Sussex forms. https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeSussex?sk=info

2012

20/10/2012

Balcombe rejects fracking. Parish Council Rodney Saunders, vice chair of Balcombe Parish Council writes to Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla Resources Ltd and to Cllr Lionel Barnard, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning at West Sussex County Council, to inform them that the majority of people who participated in a poll would oppose any further applications for permission to carry out exploration for, or the extraction of, hydrocarbons within the parish of Balcombe that involve the use of fracking. http://balcombeparishcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/121020-letter-to-cuadrilla.pdf and http://balcombeparishcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/121020-letter-to-wscc.pdf

30/11/2012

Balcombe residents deliver letter to David Cameron, along with other people from across Britain where fracking is possible calling for a ban on shale gas and coal bed methane exploitation in the UK. http://gasdrillinginbalcombe.wordpress.com/news/

20/12/2012

Cuadrilla attends Balcombe meeting. Mark Miller, then CEO of Cuadrilla Resources, and Eric Vaughan, Chief Operating Officer, spoke at a meeting in Balcombe Village Hall hosted by No Fracking In Sussex Group. http://millicentmedia.com/2012/01/12/cuadrilla-in-balcombe-a-fracking-pr-disaster/

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