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Judgment day on oil drilling plans at beauty spot

CONTROVERSIAL plans to drill for oil and gas in the South Downs National Park will be decided next month.

The planning committee of the National Park Authority will make a decision on Celtique Energie’s application for conventional oil and gas exploration at Nine Acre Copse in Fernhurst, east of Petersfield.

It comes after the London-based company was refused permission in July to explore for shale gas in an area of West Sussex.

A spokeswoman for the park authority said there had been an ‘unprecedented number’ of comments submitted. The meeting takes place on September 11.

 

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