Thursday, 7 November 2013

Coastal Withdraw their three planning applications

East Kent Against Fracking recieved the following letter  from Kent County Council's Head of Planning Applications:-

Dear Sir/Madam
I refer to the above and write to advise that following the recent request for further information to address issues raised during the planning application process, Coastal Oil and Gas Limited has withdrawn the following planning applications:

1. Planning Application DO/0218/2013 - Proposed Exploratory Borehole at land south of Puckland Wood, Shepherdswell

2. Planning Application DO/0217/2013 - Proposed Exploratory Borehole at Former Tilmanstone Colliery, Eythorne

3. Planning Application DO/0216/2013 - Proposed Exploratory Borehole at Guston Court Farm, Guston, Dover

Coastal Oil and Gas Limited advise that they intend to collate the additional information requested and re-submit the applications in due course.

No further action will be taken on the above applications. Any new applications will be subject to the necessary consultations and publicity.
Kind Regards

Sharon Thompson
Head of Planning Applications
Planning and Environment,
Enterprise and Environment
Kent County Council
Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX

This is a testiment of the campaign that the community in East Kent has waged. Small victories are good but Coastal has a track record of putting in applications and withdrawing them when faced by opposition. They will be come back. We wil be waiting....

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