Villagers from Wisborough Green and Kirdford celebrate after West Sussex County Council planning committee unanimously rejected the application by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes. Full story coming soon.
22nd July 2014 The planning committee of West Sussex County Council has voted against Celtique Energie’s application to drill exploratory oil wells between Kirdford and Wisborough Green.
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.