May 5th 2014 The campaign group Frack Free Fernhurst has criticised members of West Sussex County Council planning committee who last week approved Cuadrilla’s planning application to test is oil well at Balcombe.
30th April 2014 On April 16th, we asked Cuadrilla to respond to an article on the CBI website, which used the company as a case study of community engagement and building community trust. We also asked Cuadrilla to respond to statements from the Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association. Cuadrilla […]
17 issues West Sussex could not (or would not) consider when deciding Cuadrilla’s Balcombe planning application
30th April 2014 Yesterday, the planning committee of West Sussex County Council granted planning permission to Cuadrilla to test the viability of its oil exploration well at Balcombe. This is despite nearly 900 objections to the public consultation, a 5,000-name petition against the application and presentations in opposition […]
29th April 2014 One Balcombe villager spoke in support of Cuadrilla’s planning application to test the viability of its oil exploration well when it came before councillors this morning.
29th April 2014 The Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association is considering a legal challenge to the decision by West Sussex County Council’s planning committee to grant permission to Cuadrilla to test the viability of its exploratory oil well.
24th April 2014 West Sussex County Council says no more than 100 people will be able to attend the planning committee meeting which will consider Cuadrilla’s application to test drill its well at Balcombe. To gain admission you must hold a ticket issued by the council. And to […]
23rd April 2014 Updated figures from Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released this month show there are 84 oil and gas wells in East and West Sussex. A few of them were drilled more than 100 years ago. Many never produced commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. But […]
23rd April 2014 There are 84 oil and gas wells in Sussex, many of them abandoned long ago. Could they become the next sites for hydraulic fracturing? One anti-fracking organisation thinks they could.
19th April 2014 Balcombe residents have accused the Confederation of British Industry of faking Cuadrilla’s record on community engagement with the village. The CBI used the oil and gas exploration company as a case study on its website to illustrate the importance of building trust with local communities. […]
17th April 2014 Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its well at Balcombe has been recommended for approval by planners at West Sussex County Council.