Saturday, 12 October 2013

Planning Steps to make your objection effective ...

The three planning applications for Test Bore Sites at Guston, Shepherdwell, Tilmanstone from fracking company Coastal Oil & Gas will go to Kent County Council (KCC) for approval:

Public will be able to start commenting on the planning applications from Monday 16th September and the cut-off date 15th November 2013. 

EKAF Petition against test bore holes - please circulate asap 
or you can sign Online here

However the Petition will only count as one objection regardless how many people sign it.

So please make an objection direct with KCC by the 16th November 2013

Planning Refs & Details:
Shepherdswell - KCC/DO/0218/2013
Guston -KCC/DO/0216/2013
Tilmanstone - KCC/DO/0217/2013

You have the option on commenting/objections online on the links above [there is a limit of 3900 characters] or you can email them direct to KCC at but quote the planning references (ideally do one per planning application).

We have some template letters for each site if you want to make an objection. But please download it and modify it to reflect your concerns:


Full advice on commenting on planning applications at KCC can be found here

But remember objections can only be on the specific planning issues rather than general concerns over fracking etc.

Those concerns are:
• Noise
• Dust
• Air
• Light
• Landscape
• Archaeology
• Traffic
• Contamination
• Soil
• Agriculture
• Flood risk
• Subsidence risk
• Risk to protected natural habitats
• Site restoration

If you want to make your point about fracking, energy policy etc please also write to your MP, District, Parish and KCC Councillors as well.

KCC Planning Meeting - Decision Meeting (earliest date)  -December 11th Maidstone County Hall

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