Object to the October 2019 Planning Application

Angus Energy have applied for permission to carry out an “Extended Well Test” for 3 years. They wish to:
– Pump out previously used drilling fluids
– Carry out an extended well test over 3 years using acid and nitrogen when necessary to release and lift the oil trapped in the shale rock.

Object Online: On the West Sussex County Council Website – WSCC/071/19
Give your name, address and email, then your comment. Don’t forget to select ‘Objection’ in the final drop-down box before you submit your objection. Otherwise your objection will not count.
Object by email: planning.applications@westsussex.gov.uk, including your postal address
Object in writing: County Planning, West Sussex County Council, Chichester, PO19 1RH

Objections must be in by Tuesday 12th November 2019.
See our Objection Guidance page for more information


Balcombe is a small, friendly village located in West Sussex surrounded by beautiful countryside. With approximately 1900 residents, the village includes numerous shops and stores, a tea room, village pubs, a social club, St Mary’s Church, numerous sports and social clubs, a primary school and a mainline train station providing links to London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton
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Thank you to all the people who have lodged objections and concerns including our Parish Council, the Primary School, Sussex Wildlife Trust, CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Jeremy Quin MP and Keith Taylor MEP, along with hundreds of concerned residents with West Sussex County Council and the Environment Agency regarding flow testing the well drilled in the summer of 2013.

Cuadrilla has returned to Balcombe with Angus Energy as the Operator

Angus Energy has acquired a 25% Interest in the Balcombe Licence PEDL 244 consent has been granted by the OGA (Oil and Gas Authority) and so they are the operator at the Lower Stumble drilling site.

Our Residents Association

FFBRA was formed in 2013 and objects fundamentally to the presence of the oil and gas industry in our village on grounds of air pollution, industrialisation, water use, potential water pollution, earthquakes and health impacts, toxic waste, climate change, noise, traffic, and the imposition on our once peaceful lives of stress and strife. If you would like to become a member you can do so online.

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