1st August 2014 A group of Balcombe residents has won the right to challenge in court the decision by West Sussex County Council to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to flow test and flare in the village. A judicial review will now be heard by a judge in […]
31st July 2014 We’ve added another interview to the review of life in Balcombe one year after the start of protests in the village against Cuadrilla and fracking. Alison Stevenson, the chair of Balcombe Parish Council, reflects on: Tensions in the village The No Dash for Gas camp […]
25th July 2014 A year ago today, the first lorry arrived to deliver equipment to Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe. Its passage was blocked by a group of anti-fracking campaigners. The stand-off marked the start of a protest that lasted 65 days. It made Balcombe a household […]
More reaction to refusal of Celtique Energie’s application for oil drilling between Wisborough Green and Kirdford
24th July 2014 Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green campaign group We hope Celtique Energie will accept this decision together with all of the reasons why this site is totally unsuitable and take into account all the voices of the local people whose lives they wanted to irreversibly change. Midhurst […]
22nd July 2014 Friends of the Earth described today’s refusal of the Celtique Energie planning application to drill between Wisborough Green and Kirdford as “absolutely the right decision”.
Celebrations as West Sussex refuses Celtique Energie drilling application for Wisborough Green and Kirdford – full report
22nd July 2014 Villagers from Wisborough and Green and Kirdford cheered as West Sussex County Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to reject plans by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes.
Villagers from Wisborough Green and Kirdford celebrate after West Sussex County Council planning committee unanimously rejected the application by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes. Full story coming soon.
22nd July 2014 The planning committee of West Sussex County Council has voted against Celtique Energie’s application to drill exploratory oil wells between Kirdford and Wisborough Green.
22nd July 2014 West Sussex County Council planning committee will make a decision today on Celtique Energie’s application for exploratory oil drilling at Wisborough Green. The company had asked for the application to be deferred. Key points raised so far:
22nd July 2014 Nine residents and landowners around a potential drilling site near Wisborough Green announced yesterday they had formed a “legal blockade” to prevent gas and oil exploration under their property.