The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
A Lancashire campaigner is going to court to try to stop Cuadrilla fracking near Blackpool. He says he fears the authorities have failed to protect local people from emergencies at the site.
Proposals by Angus Energy to protect the environment at its Brockham oil site in Surrey are inadequate, vague and subjective and raise doubts about the company’s competence, according to a local community group.
Opponents of proposals to drill for oil in woodland in the South Downs National Park have called for the site to be restored immediately after news that a planning application had been withdrawn (details).
An oil company has defended its plans to drill new wells in the South Downs National Park near a source of drinking water, despite the objection of the Environment Agency.
Plans to produce oil at a site in the South Downs could pose an unacceptable risk to a nearby source of drinking water, the Environment Agency has said.
Conservative-led Portsmouth City Council has voted unanimously to object to 20-year plans to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.
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.