Press and Media


The Planning Committee voted on 9th January 2018 to grant temporary permission for exploration and appraisal for oil and gas at the existing Balcombe site subject to a number of amended conditions. A unanimous vote.


FFBRA and Balcombe in the local and national press

The Guardian - January 2018 - Fracking firm gets green light to test for oil at Balcombe … again

The BBC - January 2018 - Council approves Balcombe fossil fuel exploration

The Telegraph - January 2018 - Fracking firm Cuadrilla to reignite West Sussex plans

Business Green - January 2018 - Fracking firm Cuadrilla given oil and gas go-ahead in West Sussex

Mid Sussex Times - January 2018 - Application to test Balcombe oil well is approved

The Argus - January 2018 - Cuadrilla given green light to test for oil at Balcombe drill site