The planning permission granted to Cuadrilla for its exploratory oil well at Balcombe should be quashed and the application reconsidered, the lawyer for a group of villagers argued this morning.
The planning committee that granted planning permission for testing and flaring at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe was misdirected, a court heard this morning.
A group from Balcombe begins a legal challenge tomorrow morning (Thursday November 6th) into the way West Sussex County Council granted planning permission to Cuadrilla for testing and flaring at its exploratory oil well in the village.
Researchers behind Nottingham University’s long-running survey of public attitudes to shale gas extraction say the turn against fracking after the Balcombe protests has bottomed-out – but deep-seated unease about fracking remains.
Sussex Police has agreed to withdraw five cautions accepted by people arrested at last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe.
Police liaison officer denies his team collected intelligence on campaigners In the final interview of our series Balcombe One Year On, Sergeant Mark Redbourn, a Police Liaison Officer with Sussex Police, looks back on the highs and lows of the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site. During […]
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. […]
28th August 2014 The largest number of signatories for an e-petition calling for West Sussex to become a frack-free zone came from parts of the county where there are plans for exploratory oil drilling or a new well was drilled recently.
26th August 2014 The appeal began this morning of an anti-fracking campaigner convicted of assaulting and obstructing a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe.
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