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.
3rd July 2014 Lord Chris Smith, the out-going chair of the Environment Agency, said he was “rather misreported” by The Times when he was quoted as saying fracking should be allowed in National Parks.
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.
27th June 2014 Public Health England is standing by its conclusion that fracking has a low risk to human health if properly run and regulated. But the organisation raises concerns about the density and location of drilling and abut bore-hole integrity. It repeats that robust regulation is essential.
24th June 2014 County councillors who went on an information visit to an oil field weren’t told about two pollution incidents which took four years to fix, according to details released today (24/6/14) under the Freedom of Information Act.
20th June 2014 The UK is not ready to resume fracking because regulations are inadequate and the evidence of impacts on health is being ignored by the government, according to correspondence in The Lancet, published online this morning.
19th June 2014 Planning officers at West Sussex County Council are preparing for intense public interest in their advice on Celtique Energie’s application to explore for oil between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. They also expect there will be close scrutiny of their report, which will recommend a decision […]
13th June 2014 Lawyers for a Balcombe residents’ group have issued legal proceedings in the High Court in an attempt to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission for drilling in the village. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA), which has 312 members, is taking legal action against both West Sussex County […]