21st July 2014 The organisation representing environmental health officers has urged local authorities to prevent fracking in their areas until they are satisfied about its risks to public health or the environment.
21st July 2014 In the past few minutes, West Sussex County Council has reversed its decision to postpone a decision on Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill for oil between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
21st July 2014 West Sussex County Council confirmed this morning that consideration of the planning application by Celtique Energie for oil exploration between Wisborough Green and Kirdford has been postponed.
18th July 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner accused of shoulder-barging a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe has failed to overturn his conviction.
15th July 2014 Councillors from East Sussex were urged this morning to block any attempts at fracking in the county. A petition, organised by Friends of the Earth, was presented to the chair of the county council. It asked East Sussex County Council to “apply the precautionary principle […]
Seat reservation needed to attend West Sussex committee deciding Wisborough Green/Kirdford drilling plans
14th July 2014 West Sussex County Council is again controlling public admission to a planning committee considering an application for oil and gas drilling.
13th July 2014 West Sussex County Council says it is planning more information days on oil and gas drilling after describing last month’s event in Pulborough a success.
11th July 2014 West Sussex County Council planners are recommending refusal of an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
Sussex police commissioner defends right to protest – but can’t reveal what the Balcombe police said to Cuadrilla
10th July 2014 The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner said she would defend to her “last breath” the right to protest. But answering questions about last year’s anti-fracking demonstrations at Balcombe, she could not say whether police passed personal information about demonstrators to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
Decision on National Park drilling application delayed by large number of comments; Highways objection
3rd July 2014 The large number of comments on Celtique Energies’s planning application to drill at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park has delayed a decision until the autumn.