A unanimous vote of all 13 councillors to REFUSE the planning application

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Balcombe is a small, friendly village located in West Sussex surrounded by beautiful countryside. With approximately 1900 residents, the village includes numerous shops and stores, a tea room, village pubs, a social club, St Mary’s Church, numerous sports and social clubs, a primary school and a mainline train station providing links to London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Thank you to all the people who have lodged objections and concerns over the last seven years, including our Parish Council, the Primary School, Sussex Wildlife Trust, CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Jeremy Quin MP and Keith Taylor MEP, along with hundreds of concerned residents with West Sussex County Council and the Environment Agency regarding flow testing the well drilled in the summer of 2013.

Cuadrilla has returned to Balcombe with Angus Energy as the Operator

Angus Energy has acquired a 25% Interest in the Balcombe Licence PEDL 244 consent has been granted by the OGA (Oil and Gas Authority) and so they are the operator at the Lower Stumble drilling site.

Our Residents Association

FFBRA was formed in 2013 and objects fundamentally to the presence of the oil and gas industry in our village on grounds of air pollution, industrialisation, water use, potential water pollution, earthquakes and health impacts, toxic waste, climate change, noise, traffic, and the imposition on our once peaceful lives of stress and strife. If you would like to become a member you can do so online.

Latest News

We HAVE Won!!!!

Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association congratulates West Sussex County Council Planning Committee for their recent decision to refuse Angus Energy’s application to extract drilling fluids and conduct an extended well test at Lower Stumble, Balcombe Read more…

Decision Day for Balcombe

The WSCC Planning Committee Meeting was held on 2nd March at 10.30am You can watch a recording of the meeting here:https://westsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/544819/start_time/531000 Summary: – Chris Bartlett the WSCC planning officer introduced the history of the site Read more…

October 2020 Update

The consultation for Angus Energy’s current application to flow test at Lower Stumble finished on September 28th. The public responses were nearly 800 objections and only 3 in support. We now wait for the date Read more…

A decade on….

It’s 10 years since Cuadrilla first arrived and we still have a fossil fuel company trying to elbow its way into Balcombe   Haven’t they noticed the climate has changed?   Frack Free Balcombe Resident’s Association now Read more…