Current Consultations

The following consultations are current – click on the link to Have Your Say


Consultation description

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration development should be granted planning permission through a permitted development right, and in particular the circumstances in which it would be appropriate.     Please click on the link below:-

GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION on the Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime

Consultation description

This initial consultation is intended to gather views from industry, regulators and other interested parties on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime under the Planning Act 2008.

We encourage responses to this consultation from the following in particular:

  • onshore oil and gas operators with an interest in developing shale gas production sites
  • anyone conducting research or providing advisory services relating to the exploration and development of shale gas resources
  • industry bodies, groups or individuals with an interest in the production of onshore shale gas
  • regulators dealing with the use, management and protection of onshore shale gas resources
  • planning authorities responsible for plan-making and decision taking in relation to planning applications for shale gas projects

Please click on the link below:-

Have you got a question for the Police and Crime Commissioner?

Sussex residents now have the chance to pose questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in person at a meeting next month.    Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne ahead of the next meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel on Friday 5 October.     Having submitted questions in advance, residents can, if they wish, then attend the meeting to ask their question in person, hear the answer and then raise further points. Otherwise the Chairman will ask their question on their behalf.

This new approach was agreed by the panel at its last meeting.

Questions could be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but not related to operational matters, or a live case).

The deadline for receiving questions is midday on Friday 21 September and they can be submitted in writing to or by telephoning 03302 222542.

Environment Agency – Lower Stumble (NOW CLOSED)

Click here to see Balcombe Parish Council’s response

BPC Response to EA June 2018

The Environment Agency are seeking your comments before 5 June 2018 on an environmental permit application received from Cuadrilla Balcombe Limited for

Lower Stumble Hydrocarbon Exploration Site
Off London Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6JH