INEOS ANNOUNCE APPEAL TO THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE
In March 2018 we got the great news that INEOS were refused planning permission to drill an exploratory well in Woodsetts. They tried again, and got refused again in September. INEOS have now just announced that they intend to appeal this decision to the national Planning Inspectorate. This is ignoring local democracy and the will of the community.
If the plans get approved the exploratory well could be here for up to five years and at peak levels this will involve 60 HGV movements through the centre of the village per day, the installation of a drilling rig 80m above ground level, and the operation of the industrial facility 24/7 producing noise and light pollution.
We’ve said before that this appeal was the next likely step from INEOS. If we are to stop the threat of fracking to our village, we will need to present a case against them. WAF were getting ready for this already and we now need to swiftly raise more funds to pay for a barrister and other experts to defend us. This is looking to be at least £25,000. It is unjust that we should have to pay to defend ourselves against a billionaire who seeks to exploit our community to make him even richer. But if we do not, then INEOS wins and we suffer.
PLEASE HELP BY MAKING A DONATION
Cheques payable to “WoodsettsAgainst Fracking” can be deposited at the Woodsetts Post Office, or make a Bank Transfer to Sort Code 54-41-50 A/C 53170687
If you have already made a PLEDGE then THANK YOU, we will be contacting you soon.
We are holding a public meeting in Woodsetts Village Hall between 7pm-9pm on Wednesday 6th February, 2019 where we will provide a full update on the appeal and what our next steps will be. It would be wonderful to see a full hall there to support us.