The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority voted this morning to reject an application from Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. Here is a summary of the key issues raised by members of the committee as they came to their decision.
The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority has refused an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well near Fernhurst in West Sussex.
Drilling plans would have modest impact on the environment, company says Celtique Energie says its application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park would have a modest impact on the local environment. The company was responding to a recommendation bynational park […]
West Sussex Highways Authority has withdrawn its objection to Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. The authority submitted a revised response to the application on August 26th after the company produced extra information, including a traffic management plan.
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Find out who will decide Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill at Fernhurst On Thursday September 11th, the South Downs National Park Authority planning committee will decide whether Celtique Energie should be allowed to drill at Fernhurst. We’ve been looking into the backgrounds of the 11 committee members, […]
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.
22nd August 2014 The South Downs National Park Authority announced today it will discuss the planning application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst on Thursday September 11th.
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More reaction to refusal of Celtique Energie’s application for oil drilling between Wisborough Green and Kirdford
24th July 2014 Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green campaign group We hope Celtique Energie will accept this decision together with all of the reasons why this site is totally unsuitable and take into account all the voices of the local people whose lives they wanted to irreversibly change. Midhurst […]