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*UPDATE* Markwells Wood is debated at Portsmouth City Council

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A full meeting on the 15th November at Portsmouth City Council unanimously approved a motion embracing all parties to object to the drilling of oil and gas at Markwells Wood in South Down National Park.

Portsmouth joins Chichester City Council, Portsmouth Water and the Environment Agency, plus several […]

Everybody agrees there’s a housing crisis

Hampshire Friends of the Earth co-ordinator Ray Cobbett who is concerned about ‘unfettered development’

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 2nd November 2016

 

ALMOST every day there are reports of local residents angry and horrified by major new developments on their doorsteps.

The arguments on both sides are well rehearsed.

The council […]

Criticisms of South Downs oil drilling application intensify

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Published in the Portsmouth News on the 20th October 2016

Story by Danny Randon

 

A BID to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park has come under fire.

Environmentalists have accused United Kingdom Oil & Gas Investments PLC of not disclosing enough information regarding the chemicals […]