Skip to navigation

Government to remove obligation to notify landowners above fracking sites?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:06

Fracking protest at Balcombe, Sussex Fracking protest at Balcombe, Sussex © shielabythesa

16 October 2013

Georgia Wrighton, Director of CPRE Sussex responded on Monday to a Department of Communities and Local Government consultation which proposes to remove the requirement to notify landowners above fracking/shale gas drilling activities going on underground beneath their properties.

The new proposed standard application form will fail to "consider the complex and far-reaching impacts of unconventional oil and gas exploration and extraction, and attempts to ignore real concerns in the countryside about the impacts on local people and the environment," says Wrighton.

Read the full response here in our Fracking campaigns section.

Cuadrilla, whose exploratory drilling in Balcombe has aroused fierce protest in Sussex, have announced last month that their activities on that site have been "successfully completed".

Photo: Sheila

join us

Back to top