Planners in the South Downs have demanded more information on the effects of plans to drill new wells and produce oil for 20 years.
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Conservative-led Portsmouth City Council has voted unanimously to object to 20-year plans to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.
Members of the South Downs National Park Authority have called for stricter controls on how oil could be produced in future.
The Environment Agency has objected to plans for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about pollution of the chalk aquifer.
Portsmouth Water has objected to proposals for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about contamination to drinking water.
People living near a proposed oil production site in the South Downs National Park voted almost unanimously last night against the scheme.