22nd July 2014 West Sussex County Council planning committee will make a decision today on Celtique Energie’s application for exploratory oil drilling at Wisborough Green. The company had asked for the application to be deferred. Key points raised so far:
Campaigners against Celtique Energie’s drilling application between Wisborough Green and Kirdford gather before the planning committee meeting in Horsham this morning.
22nd July 2014 Nine residents and landowners around a potential drilling site near Wisborough Green announced yesterday they had formed a “legal blockade” to prevent gas and oil exploration under their property.
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.
21st July 2014 In the past few minutes, West Sussex County Council has reversed its decision to postpone a decision on Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill for oil between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
21st July 2014 West Sussex County Council confirmed this morning that consideration of the planning application by Celtique Energie for oil exploration between Wisborough Green and Kirdford has been postponed.
20th July 2014 A transcript of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Quantities of gas in the Bowland shale Shale gas and economic competitiveness Cabinet committee on development of shale gas Water treatment works capable of processing flow-back fluid Methane concentrations in ground water Costs to local […]
18th July 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner accused of shoulder-barging a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe has failed to overturn his conviction.
16th July 2014 The BBC explained this morning how it encouraged oil and gas companies and politicians to take part in its live fracking debate at Fernhurst – even though none chose to attend.