Cuadrilla Application for Extension

CUADRILLA HAS APPLIED FOR AN EXTENSION TO ITS PLANNING PERMISSION AT LOWER STUMBLE

Early in July Cuadrilla submitted a Section 73 Planning Application to West Sussex County Council to amend Condition 2 of its planning permission at Lower Stumble from 36 to 42 months. At present the permission ends on 28th September 2013 so, if the application is granted, the end of the permission will presumably change to 28th March 2014.

Cuadrilla says that this extension of time is necessary to allow it to carry out the planned drilling operations, well testing and site restoration programme which has been delayed by a recently notified requirement from the Environment Agency (EA) for a permit under the European Union Mining Waste Directive. It says that this is the first time that the EA has required such a permit for a UK onshore exploration well targeting a conventional reservoir.

In this application Cuadrilla has specifically stated that “the proposed drilling and testing programme will NOT include hydraulic fracturing”

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Genuine enquiries by email please as we just can't reply to all comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s