The government has stipulated that Cuadrilla must fulfil two conditions to retain their rights to drill:
- Cuadrilla must flow test their well at Lower Stumble by 30th June 2019.
- Cuadrilla must also drill an additional well in this area by 30th June 2021. This second well could be anywhere in the PEDL licence where a landowner will grant them permission. Cuadrilla has given no indication where the second site is likely to be. It could be a second well at Lower Stumble, or another site in Balcombe or outside of Balcombe.
Angus are now the operator at the Balcombe Site.