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Southdowns National Park Planning Committee Markwells Wood Planning Meeting

Our Ref:   SDNP/16/04679/CM

Tel. No.:   (01730) 814810


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure England) Order 2015

Applicant:      Mr Matt Cartwright

Proposal:   Appraisal and production of oil incorporating the drilling of one side track well from   the existing well (for appraisal), three new hydrocarbon wells and one water injection well, and to allow the production of hydrocarbons from all four wells for a 20 year period.

Location:       Markwell’s Wood-I Well Site South Holt Farm Dean Lane End Forestside Rowlands Castle West Sussex


The planning application for the above site will be considered at a formal meeting of the South Downs National Park Planning Committee, which will be held at 10:00am on 11th May 2017 at Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre Midhurst GU29 9DH.

Please note that there is no public parking outside the Hall for attendees of these meetings. All vehicles should be parked at the North Street, pay & display car park across the road from the South Downs Centre. Blue badge holders, please contact  or call (01730) 814810 to arrange parking outside the venue.

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FoE Talk: Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will be holding a talk about their sustainability work on the South coast.

25th April 2017


The Wheelwright’s Arms
Emsworth Road

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

A boat lies in the dry Cedro reservoir in Quixadá, Brazil. Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events like drought. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images


Published on The Guardian website on the 21st March 2017
Story by Damian Carrington

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise.

Global warming is largely being driven by emissions from human activities, but a strong El Niño – a natural climate cycle – added to the heat in 2016. The El Niño is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the US in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows.

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