COULD FRACKING COME TO FUNTINGTON? Friday 24 Oct

FFS_001COULD FRACKING COME TO FUNTINGTON?

An information meeting organised by Frack Free Solent.

Friday 24 Oct 7.30pm

Funtington & District Village Hall,

Southbrook Road, West Ashling PO18 8DR Map.

  • Short film describing fracking
  • Tim Dawes from Frack Free Solent
  • Peter McDowell – on the local geology
  • Question and answer session

The government has rushed to license fracking all over southern England. The area immediately to the west, and another large block to the north, of Funtington village have already been licensed to one of the most aggressive of oil exploration companies, IGas Energy.

One site, Markwells Wood at Forestside, has existing planning permission for further drilling.  IGas is already responsible for a small-scale conventional oil well near Rowlands Castle and others at Singleton.  The company was responsible for the controversial large-scale drilling operation recently at Barton Moss near Manchester. Fracking is a very different process to conventional oil extraction, requiring major industrial complexes at every well-head. Typically well-heads are spaced at 1 mile intervals.

This meeting is your chance to discuss the implications and get informed so you are ready in the event that planning applications start to be made in this area.

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