Yes it’s true – Celtique Energie withdraws their appeal
We could hardly believe the press release we read on Celtique Energies website yesterday and had to pinch ourselves a few times to make sure it wasn’t a figment of our imagination!
Celtique Energie has decided to withdraw the appeal against WSCC’s decision to refuse planning permission for exploratory drilling on land between Kirdford and Wisborough Green.
They claim this is due to the impact that the Inquiry delay has on future exploration and potential appraisal operations that need to be completed in order to deliver a development application within the licence time period. They state that delays to the Inquiry, that was due to take place in September, will give insufficient time to drill a well at this location prior to the end of the license term in June 2016.
Whether the reason given is PR spin to save face or they finally realised that their arguments didn’t stack up, we don’t know. One things for sure, there are a lot of happy people in Kirdford and Wisborough Green.
KKWG are awaiting confirmation from WSCC that this appeal has been withdrawn and will send a further update as soon as possible.
We have a number of other elements needing clarification, including the not so small matter of all the donations recently received. We will get back to you as soon as possible – meantime enjoy your day and this fantastic news.
KKWG is a group committed to this cause and your support means a lot to us – we can’t do it without you. Thank you.