People living near a proposed oil production site in the South Downs National Park voted almost unanimously last night against the scheme.
The South Downs National Park has published plans by UK Oil & Gas Investments for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood in West Sussex.
UK Oil & Gas Investments announced today it had submitted its expected planning application for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park.
The residents association for people living round the so-called Gatwick Gusher oil well in Surrey has criticised the location on Horse Hill. But the company behind the development is planning for production at the site.
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.
The government has agreed to two more changes to the terms covering oil exploration licences in Surrey and West Sussex, according to UK Oil & Gas Investments, the company behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick.
UK Oil and Gas Investments, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick, has paid £3.5m for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) in the West Sussex Weald.