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CPRE Sussex objects to oil well testing at Balcombe

28th September 2020

CPRE Sussex argues that oil exploration in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will cause environmental damage and have an adverse impact on climate change.

CPRE Sussex has lodged an objection to Planning Application WSCC/045/20 – Lower Stumble Exploration Site, off London Road, Balcombe, RH17 6JH; Pumping out of drilling fluids and well flow testing.

We urge West Sussex County Council to reject this application as being unsustainable and, on balance, incompatible with national planning policy and the County Council’s Minerals Plan.


Letter to West Sussex CC 23.9.2020