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Broadford Bridge Community Fracking Blockade (South East)

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Fracking company UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) is drilling for tight/shale oil at Broadford Bridge near Billingshurst, West Sussex, and threatened communities across the Weald are mobilising to resist, but needs support. Following drilling at Horse Hill and Brockham in Surrey UKOG is targeting the Kimmeridge Clay shale formation further south in West Sussex, the exploitation of which would mean drilling hundreds or thousands of wells across large areas of Sussex and Surrey.

These developments are part of a plan to frack the Weald, coating a large part of Sussex and Surrey, in thousands of wells at typical densities of 4-8 wells per square mile. The companies presently involved do not have the billions needed for this however, and are currently involved in gathering data to facilitate such investment. If this creeping test drilling is not vigorously resisted the consequences for communities across Sussex and Surrey will be dire. The address of the site is Adversane Lane, West Chiltington, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9EB. Please come down to the site if you can. A camp has also been setup near the site.

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Planning Applications

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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Planning ID Submitted Decision Status Consultation
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)Wood Barn FarmShale (Granted)ExplorationDrillingWSCC/052/12/WC20/07/201210/08/2012GrantedClosed
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)Wood Barn FarmShale (Granted)ExplorationDrillingWSCC/029/17/WC07/07/2017TBAApplicationOBJECT NOW

Environmental Permits

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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Permit ID Comments open Comments deadline Status Consultation
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)Wood Barn FarmShale (Granted)ExplorationDrillingEPR/AB3806CG/A00130/04/201430/05/2014GrantedClosed
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)Wood Barn FarmShale (Granted)ExplorationDrillingEPR/AB 3806 CG13/01/201713/04/2017ApplicationClosed