West Sussex Highways Authority has withdrawn its objection to Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst.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.
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, […]
An at-a-glance view of July’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here
31st July 2014 We’ve added another interview to the review of life in Balcombe one year after the start of protests in the village against Cuadrilla and fracking. Alison Stevenson, the chair of Balcombe Parish Council, reflects on: Tensions in the village The No Dash for Gas camp […]
30th July 2014 Ministers ignored the views of the vast majority of people and organisations who responded to the government consultation on new oil and gas drilling licences.
Celebrations as West Sussex refuses Celtique Energie drilling application for Wisborough Green and Kirdford – full report
22nd July 2014 Villagers from Wisborough and Green and Kirdford cheered as West Sussex County Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to reject plans by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes.
22nd July 2014 Nine residents and landowners around a potential drilling site near Wisborough Green announced yesterday they had formed a “legal blockade” to prevent gas and oil exploration under their property.
Government plans change to trespass rules to help fracking companies – and announces more compensation
23rd May 2014 The Government has published proposals to change the trespass laws, making access easier for fracking companies. It also announced a new compensation scheme for people affected by shale gas developments
4th March 2014 Shale UK conference report 2 Fracking shale oil and gas in Britain will be technically and socially challenging, Professor Joe Cartwright, of Oxford University, told the Shale UK conference today. He was one of a series of speakers who spelled out the difficulties facing a UK […]
10/2/14 The American energy entrepreneur, Chris Wright, told the House of Lords last month (14/1/14) that Britain would need only 35 shale gas drilling rigs and 700 wells a year. Giving evidence to the Economic Affairs Committee investigation into shale gas, he said his figure was based on the […]