In the past few minutes, councillors in West Sussex have voted to extend planning permission at the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst, for another year.
Campaigners against drilling for oil at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex are gathering outside council offices this morning as a committee prepares to decide on the future of the site.
Multiple oil exploration sites across the Sussex Weald threaten the region’s ancient woodland, a wildlife organisation has warned.
The drilling rig held up in a protest in West Sussex this morning has arrived, as expected, at Angus Energy’s Lidsey oil site near Bognor Regis.
A campaigner opposed to onshore oil and gas exploration climbed onto a drilling rig at a service station in West Sussex early this morning.
Flow testing for oil at the Broadford Bridge exploration site is now underway, UK Oil & Gas plc announced this afternoon.
Planners at West Sussex Council have recommended granting planning permission for another 12 months at the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site near Billingshurst.
Operators of two oil sites in West Sussex are seeking new permissions from regulators.
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UKOG has announced that it drilled a mechanical sidetrack to its exploratory oil well at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex, confirming DrillOrDrop’s report published yesterday. The company made the announcement in a formal RNS statement to investors, 10 days after the 3,000+ft sidetrack was spudded.