Broadford Bridge exploration site. Photo: Broadford Bridge Action Group Councillors in West Sussex have voted by 10-1 to allow another two years at the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge.
Campaigners have urged planners to drop their support for more time at an oil exploration site in West Sussex.
The High Court has reduced the scope of the injunction granted to UK Oil & Gas plc against protests at its exploration sites in Sussex and Surrey.
A bid by UK Oil & Gas plc to extend the life of its site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex will now not be decided until at least July.
Five women campaigners have welcomed a legal ruling which allows them to continue their long-running opposition to an injunction against protests at oil sites in Sussex and Surrey.
Local authorities in England have been given new powers from tomorrow to hold meetings, including planning committees, by video or telephone conferencing.
Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.
The oil company, UKOG, has listed 116 extra people who it says should be covered by a High Court injunction granted against protests at its drilling sites.
Decisions on plans for Balcombe and Broadford Bridge oil sites in West Sussex will be delayed because of the Covid-19 virus.
An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.