Permission to go the Court of Appeal granted

Published by Malcolm Kenward on

On 7th May 2024 the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Stuart-Smith granted our application to appeal. We are now waiting to hear our court date. This means the decision by Judge Lieven to deny our judicial review will be re-examined by a court comprised of three judges – and our case will be held in the Court of Appeal.

We had challenged Judge Lieven’s decision on 6 grounds. 4 have been allowed to proceed.

These are;

• Unlawful to rely on the benefits without harms of hydrocarbon extraction
• Flawed interpretation of the West Sussex Mineral Local Plan
• Unlawful failure to consider alternatives to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
• Unlawful failure to assess impact on water resources

We need your help. Please donate if you can. Any amount however small will help. Our case will have an impact on the future of oil extraction in the UK. This is much bigger than Balcombe. So please spread the word. Our Crowdjustice site has been updated to reflect our new target of £25,000 which is needed to take our case forward.