• A Badger from the local clan that live just metres from the proposed fracking site.

  • Boxal Bridge an important part of Kirdford's heritage.

  • Narrow bridge leading to drill site.

  • Boxal Bridge an important part of Kirdford's heritage.

  • Before and let's stop the after the Kirdford and Wisborough Green proposed drill site.

Against Industrialising the Countryside

We won the battle but the war is not over!

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.


Celtique's proposal, if successful will not result in a benign nodding donkey tucked away in the corner - read more

Celtique have decided that all of their operational traffic will exit the A272 at Wisborough Green, turn left at The Cricketers crossroads into… read more

"Unconventional drilling" requires unbelievable amounts of water. In Blackpool, some 8,400,000 litres of water were used for fracking operations at the exploration stage.… read more

Would you buy a house near a fracking site? No one who chooses to live in a beautiful rural area such as Kirdford… read more

Wildlife There are very few natural habitats left that have no artificial illumination at night. The fact that the Kirdford and Wisborough Green… read more

The most attractive quality of the area is its peace, quiet and tranquillity. The drilling will be a 24 hour a day operation,… read more

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