Balcombe Parish Council delivered ballot papers were delivered to nearly every house in the village and could be returned to the village shop. The results were:
- 234 (82%) said the Parish Council should oppose fracking
- 30 that it should not
- 16 had no strong views
- 4 were invalid
270 respondents (95%) indicated that they had read a report by the working group. 125 out of 284 people completed this section about main concerns. The results were:
- 46 traffic
- 36 pollution of water supplies
- 28 impact on the environment
- 27 said there were risks but no benefits.
No Fracking In Balcombe Society carried out a door-step poll of all houses in the village. Results:
- 85% against
- 6% against
- 9% not sure
Electoral Reform Services carried out a poll of all registered voters in Balcombe. There were three questions. The turn-out was 59.8% (901 votes cast out of 1507 eligible voters). The results were:
Question 1: How should Balcombe Parish Council respond to Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its well?
Make no comment 16
Question 2: How should Balcombe Parish council respond to a future application that does or may involve fracking?
Always support 133
Always oppose 548
Treat on its merits 201
Question 3: How should Balcombe Parish council respond to a future application that does not involve fracking?
Always support 198
Always oppose 463
Treat on its merits 221