The October 2019 Planning Application has closed for comments and is awaiting the WSCC planning committee
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.
For the latest news see our 2020 update and Flow Test Diary pages
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.
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