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Southdowns National Park Planning Committee Markwells Wood Planning Meeting

Our Ref:   SDNP/16/04679/CM

Tel. No.:   (01730) 814810


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure England) Order 2015

Applicant:      Mr Matt Cartwright

Proposal:   Appraisal and production of oil incorporating the drilling of one side track well from   the existing well (for appraisal), three new hydrocarbon wells and one water injection well, and to allow the production of hydrocarbons from all four wells for a 20 year period.

Location:       Markwell’s Wood-I Well Site South Holt Farm Dean Lane End Forestside Rowlands Castle West Sussex


The planning application for the above site will be considered at a formal meeting of the South Downs National Park Planning Committee, which will be held at 10:00am on 11th May 2017 at Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre Midhurst GU29 9DH.

Please note that there is no public parking outside the Hall for attendees of these meetings. All vehicles should be parked at the North Street, pay & display car park across the road from the South Downs Centre. Blue badge holders, please contact [email protected]  or call (01730) 814810 to arrange parking outside the venue.

If you wish to register to speak on an application attached to a meeting agenda you will need to email [email protected] providing the following information between the date of publication (3rd May 2017) and no later than 12 noon, 3 working days before the meeting. (if the meeting is on a Thursday the deadline would be 12 noon on the Monday)

  • Your Name, Address and Telephone An email address if available.
  • The Planning Application number and details of the proposed development to which it refers or details of the other matters that you wish to speak
  • Confirmation of whether you wish to speak in support or against an application or other
  • Confirmation of whether you are representing yourself or anyone
  • Confirmation that we can provide your details to other people in the event that there are more than the allocated number of potential speakers. This is in order that you can agree which people will speak.
  • Details of any special access or other arrangements that you may

Information regarding public speaking at Planning Committee meetings and the public speaking protocol can be found on our website by following the links below.

A maximum of six people are invited to speak on each planning application or related matter, three in support and three against. This number includes the applicants or agents speaking on their behalf as well as local Parish, Town, District, Unitary or County Councillors.

Each speaker will be allowed up to three minutes to speak. All aspects of public speaking at SDNPA Planning Committee meetings are subject to the discretion of the Chair of the Planning Committee. Further details on speaking at Committee can be found on our website under Speaking at a Planning Committee.

South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

The agenda and meeting papers for this meeting can be found by clicking on the relevant meeting date on our website by close of business 3rd May 2017.

Any updates for this meeting will be published to this page by the close of business the day before the meeting.

All SDNPA Planning Committee meetings are web-cast live by the Authority and following the meetings are available for subsequent on-line viewing through our webcasting portal. We encourage people to view online where possible. By attending the meeting you are considered to have given your consent to be filmed or recorded, and for the possible use of images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes.

Seating at the South Downs Centre is limited therefore we are issuing tickets to those who wish to attend the meeting on a first come first serve basis, and priority will be given to those who have made representations regarding this planning application. We will allocate up to two tickets to named individuals who meet the above criteria per email request.

If you wish to attend please email [email protected] providing your name and contact details. Allocations will be open from 9am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017. Requests submitted prior to this time will not be considered.

Members of the public will not be permitted to bring banners, instruments or other such items with them into the hall.

Summary details of the decision made on the Planning application will be available from our web site (details as above) in the week following the Planning Committee Meeting.

Yours faithfully


Tim Slaney
Director of Planning
South Downs National Park Authority

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