Oil Issues


February 2020 – Angus Energy’s planning permission to flow test for 7 days expired in March 2019. So, in November 2019 Angus applied for new permission (WSCC/071/19) – this time to flow test for 3 years. Balcombe Parish Council and the Environment Agency have objected to this application. The Environment Agency in their Objection requested a Hydrological Risk Assessment and more information on protection for ground water.

In response Angus produced additional documentation in January 2020 including a Hydrological Risk Assessment and an Engineering Design Philosophy. The West Sussex Planning Officer is now awaiting the Environment Agency’s response to the additional documentation before making his recommendation to West Sussex Planning Committee.

Balcombe Parish Council reviewed this additional documentation and sent in a second Objection voicing concerns. This Objection can be found below:

BPC Response Angus HRA 2020FINAL


In October 2019 Angus Energy put in an application to flow test the well at Lower Stumble  (WSCC/071/19). They applied to pump out previously used drilling fluids to ascertain any oil flow (up to 4 weeks) and should oil be seen to flow, to conduct an extended well test over a period of 3 years. They have organised two Community Liaison Group (CLG) sessions (notes below).  Balcombe Parish Council’s response to this latest application can be viewed by clicking the link below:-

BPC Angus Objection Nov 2019 FINAL

Notes from the latest Community Liaison Group meetings can be accessed by clicking below.   There is also a letter to residents from Angus Energy which includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their Answers.

Angus Energy Balcombe Residents Letter (002)

BPC Notes CLG 5 Angus Energy 4 Nov 2019

Angus Energy CLG Notes 28 Aug 19

September 2018 Angus Energy have sought permission to flow test the well at Lower Stumble.      Please click on the links below to see Balcombe Parish Council Notes and Angus Energy Minutes from the Community Liaison Group meetings which have been set up as a condition of the planning consent.

BPC Notes CLG 3 Angus Energy 18 Oct 18

BPC Notes CLG 2 Angus Energy 20 Sept 18

Minutes Angus CLG 2 Balcombe 20 Sept 18

BPC Notes CLG 1 Angus Energy 5 Sept 18

Minutes Angus CLG 1 Balcombe 05 Sept 2018

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