Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.
Measures to protect the environment during proposed work at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex are “inadequate, incomplete and misleading”, villagers have complained.
Updated 17 September 2018 with more information on the injunction. Balcombe Parish Council reports this morning that Angus Energy has been granted a High Court injunction against protests at the oil site in the village.
Updated 13 September 2018 Angus Energy is now expected to begin a long-awaited flow test of the oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex in the last week of September. But this date depends on the company meeting conditions set by the Environment Agency.
Residents in the West Sussex village of Balcombe are preparing for the first activity at an exploratory oil site for five years.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s proposals to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex have appealed to councillors to refuse planning permission when they meet tomorrow.
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 […]
25th July 2014 A year ago today, the first lorry arrived to deliver equipment to Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe. Its passage was blocked by a group of anti-fracking campaigners. The stand-off marked the start of a protest that lasted 65 days. It made Balcombe a household […]
11th July 2014 Cuadrilla has again confirmed to Balcombe Parish Council that it does not plan to frack at Balcombe “now or in the future”. The company was responding to a letter, written three years ago by one of its directors to the Department of Energy and Climate […]
28th April 2014 Tomorrow the planning committee of West Sussex County Council discusses the application by Cuadrilla to test drill its well at Balcombe. It will consider a report by the council’s strategic planning manager, Mike Elkington, which recommends approval of the application. The committee will also hear […]