Coastal Oil and Gas have withdrawn their three applications to explore the shale. They will be back, I fear. While we have won a small battle, winning the war against fracking is a long way off so we will remain vigilant and fight each and every application.
This is the letter from KCC:
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further information to address issues raised during the planning application process, Coastal Oil and Gas Limited has withdrawn the following planning applications: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.