An application to extend the time period for the completion of oil testing at Broadford Bridge will be heard at the next meeting of West Sussex County Council’s Planning Committee.
The meeting will be held at County Hall North in Horsham on Tuesday 12 September at 10.30am.
Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Limited has applied to extend the time period of the Broadford Bridge (Woodbarn Farm) site for a further 12 months for the completion of the testing phase and restoration/retention phases for the site. Hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) is not permitted or proposed at the site.
The meeting will be webcast live and can be watched here.
Due to the high level of interest in this application, members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to apply for a ticket. There is a maximum number of 100 seats available in the public gallery at County Hall North and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To apply for a ticket to the meeting, requests along with contact details need to be sent to Democratic.Services@westsussex.gov.uk.
People wishing to attend the meeting should note there is no public parking at County Hall North.
Duncan Crow, Chairman of the County Council’s Planning Committee, said: “We are grateful for everyone’s cooperation and understanding in regards to the limited number of spaces in the public gallery.
“The County Council appreciates that proposals in West Sussex for onshore oil and gas raise concerns for local residents and we would like to assure residents that, as a mineral planning authority (MPA), we take our responsibilities very seriously.”
Further information about the Broadford Bridge site can be found here.