Balcombe resident and campaigner Helen Savage looks at the lessons from the refusal of Angus Energy’s plans to test for oil in her village.
More than seven years of controversial oil exploration in the West Sussex village of Balcombe could be at an end after councillors blocked plans for a well test.
Council planners have supported proposals for a one-year well test at the controversial Balcombe oil site in West Sussex, which saw daily protests in summer 2013.
Angus Energy’s new plans to test for oil at its Balcombe site in West Sussex have been published.
A revised planning application for an extended well test at the Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex is due to be submitted within a week, operator Angus Energy said today.
Angus Energy has said it intends to return to its Balcombe oil exploration site in West Sussex later this year.
Angus Energy reported this morning it has withdrawn a planning application to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
A Balcombe resident has welcomed the report by West Sussex planners opposing Angus Energy’s proposed three-year well test in the village.
Decisions on plans for Balcombe and Broadford Bridge oil sites in West Sussex will be delayed because of the Covid-19 virus.
Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.