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Letter published in West Sussex County Times 15 March 2018

Letter published by the West Sussex Gazette, 17 January 2018


Environment Plan doesn’t correlate with planning policy reality

I attended this morning's meeting (9th Jan 2018) in Chichester of the WSCC Planning Committee that considered Cuadrilla's renewed application to be allowed to flow test the existing exploratory well at Balcombe over a six week period during the course of the next two years.

Cuadrilla's inaccurately described "fracking" at Balcombe has achieved a lot of publicity in recent years.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:19

Dr Roger Smith meets DEFRA Minister, Lord Gardiner

Written by Roger F Smith

The photograph above was taken during the DEFRA Minister, Lord Gardiner's visit to West Sussex, 1 December. It shows centuries-old oak, estimated 1000+years, (right of centre), one of several venerable trees that have survived to present day within Cowdray Park, near to Benbow Pond, Midhurst. This was the afternoon phase of a day-long event to support National Tree Week, hosted and facilitated by the South Downs National Park Authority, the Tree Council, and the Cowdray Estate.The theme of this phase, which involved myself, was ‘healthy trees, healthy landscape’.

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