Lawyers representing residents who sought to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission to test its exploratory oil well in Balcombe said the judicial review raised important issues.
A High Court judge has ordered the removal of a camp outside Rathlin Energy’s exploratory drilling site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
A group of Balcombe residents has failed in its legal fight to quash the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test and carry out flaring at an exploratory oil well in the village.
Sue Taylor, Vice Chair of Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association said: “We are obviously disappointed. We, along with lawyers Leigh Day, believe the judge did not address our key arguments. Nevertheless, bringing our case to the High Court was a victory in itself, and has raised important issues. […]
West Sussex County Council welcome today’s decision. A spokesman said: “Our planning committee has to make decisions based on the merits of individual applications while adhering to national guidelines and policies.
A group of Balcombe residents has lost its High Court battle to overturn the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test an exploratory oil well in their village.
An inquiry has been provisionally scheduled for August next year to hear Celtique Energie’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploratory drilling in West Sussex.