14th July 2014 West Sussex County Council is again controlling public admission to a planning committee considering an application for oil and gas drilling.
11th July 2014 West Sussex County Council planners are recommending refusal of an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
3rd July 2014 Lord Chris Smith, the out-going chair of the Environment Agency, said he was “rather misreported” by The Times when he was quoted as saying fracking should be allowed in National Parks.
3rd July 2014 The large number of comments on Celtique Energies’s planning application to drill at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park has delayed a decision until the autumn.
19th June 2014 Planning officers at West Sussex County Council are preparing for intense public interest in their advice on Celtique Energie’s application to explore for oil between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. They also expect there will be close scrutiny of their report, which will recommend a decision […]
29th May 2014 There have been more than 4,700 public objections to Celtique Energie’s planning application for oil and gas exploration near Fernhurst, according to data from the South Downs National Park Authority. Only a handful of comments to the authority supported the application.
7th May 2014 Celtique Energie has told residents near its proposed exploratory oil well at Kirdford and Wisborough Green that it has revised its plans to reduce lorry traffic and the impact on the environment.
5th May 2014 Lower Stumble, Balcombe West Sussex County Council’s planning committee grants planning permission on April 29th to Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd for flow testing, a flare, security fencing and site restoration. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association announces it is to consult lawyers on a judicial review of […]
May 5th 2014 The campaign group Frack Free Fernhurst has criticised members of West Sussex County Council planning committee who last week approved Cuadrilla’s planning application to test is oil well at Balcombe.
3rd March 2014 1. Balcombe: end of public consultation approaches WSCC/005/14/BA application by Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd There are 10 days left for people to respond to Cuadrilla’s application to flow test and monitor its oil exploration well at Lower Stumble. (The consultation period ends on 13th March 2014).