April 9th 2014
Like West Sussex County Council as a whole, the planning committee that will vote on April 29th on Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its oil well at Balcombe has a Conservative majority. InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has been looking into the political backgrounds of the committee members and the balance of the planning committee.
Will the Conservative committee members follow the lead of David Cameron and support onshore oil and gas development? Or will they take account of the 900+ letters of objection to the planning application?