Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.
The Environment Agency has published an application to revise the rules for a well test at Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
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The Environment Agency has objected to plans to drill for oil in Dorset because there was no assessment of the risk to water.
Union Jack Oil has announced plans to restart an extended well test at the West Newton-A oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Measures to protect the environment during proposed work at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex are “inadequate, incomplete and misleading”, villagers have complained.
The decision on Angus Energy’s planning application for an extended well test at Balcombe will not now be made this month.
IGas should not be allowed to dispose of radioactive wastewater in a well at its Singleton oil site in the South Downs, campaigners have argued.
Angus Energy has said it will seek a five-year extension to its oil production licence at Brockham in Surrey.