Events and key dates on fracking and onshore oil and gas Saturday 18 October 2014 Is fracking safe? Talk by Ian R Crane, 7pm for 7.30, Village Hall, Pickering Road, Thornton le Dale, YO18 7LG, Details
Councillors in West Sussex decided this morning not to accept or reject a call to make the county a frack free zone. But they acknowledged the concerns of residents about fracking.
Labour county councillors pose with opponents of fracking before the discussion of a petition calling for West Sussex to be made a frack-free zone.
West Sussex councillors will be advised tomorrow to refuse to declare the county a frack free zone. A petition with more than 3,500 signatures urging the county to make itself frack free will be debated by the full council at its meeting in Horsham.
The MP for two West Sussex villages where Celtique Energie wants to drill for oil and gas said he hoped the company would lose its appeal against a refusal of planning permission. He also criticised Celtique for failing to reply to his letters.
Friends of the Earth campaigner, Brenda Pollack, gave this reaction to news that Celtique Energie has appealed against the refusal by West Sussex County Council of its planning application to drill near Wisborough Green: “This appeal will cast a dark shadow over the lives of local residents who […]
Celtique Energie has confirmed it will appeal against the decision by West Sussex County Council to refuse planning permission for an exploration well near the villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. The company said in a statement it believed the decision was “fundamentally unsound”.