A campaign group fears that plans to replace a Victorian bridge will open up part of West Sussex to oil and gas exploration.
Three environmental campaigners who blocked the entrance of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex were found guilty this afternoon under trades union legislation. But one of them who took part in a similar protest a few weeks later was acquitted of the same offence.
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.
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.
Documents seen by DrillOrDrop this evening suggest that drilling at the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex has not gone according to plan.