Planners at the South Downs National Park Authority say Celtique Energie should not get permission to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. Their report recommends that the Authority’s planning committee, which meets on September 11th, should refuse the company’s planning application for land at Nine Acre Copse. […]
ASA rules shale gas advert is misleading, exaggerated and unsubstantiated after complaint by Balcombe resident The head of an American fracking company, who has advised MPs and the European parliament, has been censured for statements he made in an advert about the benefits of shale gas to Britain. […]
West Sussex Highways Authority has withdrawn its objection to Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. The authority submitted a revised response to the application on August 26th after the company produced extra information, including a traffic management plan.
Find out who will decide Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill at Fernhurst On Thursday September 11th, the South Downs National Park Authority planning committee will decide whether Celtique Energie should be allowed to drill at Fernhurst. We’ve been looking into the backgrounds of the 11 committee members, […]
22nd August 2014 The South Downs National Park Authority announced today it will discuss the planning application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst on Thursday September 11th.
An at-a-glance view of July’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here
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 […]
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.
21st July 2014 Friends of the Earth has welcomed the call by former minister Nick Herbert for a rejection of Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill for oil near Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
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.