A proposal to produce oil for 20 years from a site in the South Downs National Park is likely to have significant effects on the environment, planners have concluded.
Environmental campaigners in West Sussex are calling for changes to a draft policy for future oil and gas development because they say it fails to include measures to tackle climate change.
A new strategy in West Sussex seeks to prevent almost all oil and gas development in the South Downs National Park and the county’s two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In the past week, UK Oil & Gas, one of the companies with an interest in the Horse Hill well near Gatwick, has announced plans for well testing at the site. It also said it would apply for permissions to produce oil at Markwells Wood, an exploratory site […]
Celtique Energie announced this afternoon it would not be appealing against a refusal of planning permission to drill an exploratory well at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park. And in a surprise announcement, the company also revealed it was pulling out of its appeal against the refusal […]
IGas, the company behind controversial gas drilling at Barton Moss in Salford, is planning to expand its operation in the South Downs National Park with two new exploration sites.
Celtique Energie’s chief executive Geoff Davies said last week it appeared that oil and gas operators were being “deliberately prevented from exploring in south east England”. He was responding to the refusal of his company’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst in the South […]
The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority voted this morning to reject an application from Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. Here is a summary of the key issues raised by members of the committee as they came to their decision.
No exceptional circumstances to justify drilling in the National Park, committee says. Companies being prevented from drilling in the SE, says Celtique Energie Opponents of drilling in the South Downs National Park celebrated this morning after the rejection of Celtique Energie’s application for an exploratory oil well near […]
The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority has refused an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well near Fernhurst in West Sussex.