Eighteen months ago the fight began. The residents of Wisborough Green and Kirdford set up KKWG to protect their villages from Celtique, a company threatening the idyllic villages with an exploratory well site that they hope will lead to a full on fracking operation.
The drill site requires 18,000 lorry movements around the Wisborough village green threatening our safety, our health, our water supply and our beautiful dark skies. Celtique made an initial attempt to get planning permission, but provided insufficient information. On the 22nd July 2014, history was made. For the first time ever, a Council unanimously refused planning permission for an exploratory drill site on the basis that the site was unsuitable.
The next day David Cameron announced that fracking should not occur in or adjacent to national parks or places of outstanding beauty. We thought that this would be the end of this crazy application but no, Celtique have appealed the decision and the fight must carry on. We believe that we can win the appeal but it requires all the support the villagers can offer.