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Objections to drill for oil in park maintained after worries about ‘unacceptable risk’ to drinking water

Campaigners want to protect drinking water from the Havant and Bedhampton Springs.

Published on the Portsmouth News website on the 2nd May 2017
Story by Tamara Siddiqui

 

TWO influential bodies have stepped up their objections against the UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) bid to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.

Portsmouth Water and the Environment Agency said the development, in Markwells Wood, could pose an ‘unacceptable risk’ to the drinking water at Havant and Bedhampton Springs.

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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 reception@southdowns.gov.uk  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.

Date
25th April 2017

Time
7.15pm

Location
The Wheelwright’s Arms
Emsworth Road
Havant
PO9 2SN

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