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To frack or not to frack

This morning, I received an email from 38 Degrees about fracking in the UK, talking about the possibility of the government over-riding the community and local council in Lancashire and allow fracking to take place. If this happens, a precedent will be set. How would we feel if the same thing happened here, if maybe Hastings Country Park or the countryside around Battle or Romney Marsh were targeted as an ideal fracking location? Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 21:45 Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: 38 Degrees Cuadrilla fracking Sajid Javid
Recipe for disaster

A fracking recipe for disaster

Hastings based activists attended energy minister and local MP, Amber Rudd’s final surgery before the UN Climate Talks, declaring her policies ‘A Fracking Recipe For Disaster’. Here’s the report from ‘Don’t Frack With Sussex’ on their visit.

Posted 08:02 Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: A Ruddy Recipe For Disaster Amber Rudd Beccy Caroline Lucas Chief UN Scientist Jacqueline McGlade Department of Energy and Climate Change Don't Frack With Sussex fossil fuels fracking gas fired power stations Janey Moffatt Mike Laloë nuclear power solar power industry Start Being Green Stop Backing Fracking UN Climate Talks
Anti-fracker, Vivienne Westwood Photo ZR

Fracking risk to SSSIs

Posted 10:11 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 In: Energy Wise Tags: Amber Rudd Energy Minister fracking

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

Posted 09:34 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Eric Pickles fracking Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve Local Plans Michael Madden National Planning Inspectorate National Planning Policy Framework Sarah Owen Save Ecclesbourne Glen visitors centre Warren Cottage

Why are local wildlife sites in decline?

Hastings does not lack designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS), but such sites are vulnerable to the machinations of developers. The Clive Vale LWS in the east part of town is a case in point, as Richard Price writes – recently cleared, its fate is shortly to be decided by a planning inspector.

Posted 16:20 Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Boyne Road Clive Vale Cllr Godfrey Daniel Cllr John Hodges David Phillips East Sussex County Council fracking Hastings Development Management Local Plan Hastings Observer Keith Hollidge local wildlife sites LWS Nature Conservation Strategy Richard Price Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SNCI
Vivienne Westwood anti fracker

Vivienne Westwood joins anti-frackers

On 2 August, Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling for oil at Lower Stumble in Balcombe, West Sussex, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Af

Posted 15:41 Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: anti-fracking environment fracking Nick St Clare pro-fracking Vivienne Westwood Zelly Restorick
Frack with cross

Fracking up the countryside

Fracking… happening at a place near you. A few days ago, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard that fracking was imminent at Balcombe, West Sussex, and that local people were to join others on the opposition front line, endeavouring to raise awareness, prevent or slow down the process. Aware of fracking’s controversial reputation, further investigation seems necessary.

Posted 07:59 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 In: The HOT Planet Tags: direct action fracking George Osborne peaceful protest police tactics rural West Sussex Zelly Restorick
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