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 […]
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Most councillors who will decide on Cuadrilla’s flow test application live more than 10 miles from Balcombe
9th April 2014 None of the people who will decide on April 29th whether Cuadrilla should be allowed to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe live in, or represent, the village.
Who’s who on West Sussex County Council’s planning committee – find out who will decide Cuadrilla’s application
9th April 2014 On April 29th 13 members of the planning committee of West Sussex County Council will decide whether Cuadrilla should have permission to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe. InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has been looking into their backgrounds. For a quick summary, click here.
9th April 2014 County councillors on West Sussex’s planning committee meet on April 29th to decide whether Cuadrilla should have permission to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe. The committee has 13 full members from across the county. Who are they? Which areas do they represent? […]
8th April 2014 After a batch of recent court cases arising from the protests against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe, we thought it was worth summarising the outcomes of the legal action so far.
8th April 2014 Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its well at Balcombe will be considered by West Sussex County Council’s planning committee on April 29th.
7th April 2014 The acquittal of anti-fracking campaigners on Public Order Act charges vindicated their protest, one of its members said this morning.
Anti-fracking campaigners acquitted after judge rules they may not have known about police protest condition
7th April 2014 The prosecution at the trial of a group of anti-fracking campaigners failed to prove they ignored police warnings that they were in breach of a condition on protesting, a court heard today.
7th April 2014 A district judge at Brighton Magistrates Court has acquitted eight campaigners, arrested at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests, for failing to comply with a condition imposed by police under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.