As some of your may know Coastal Oil & Gas who are looking to introduce the exploitation of unconventional gas in East Kent by the controversial hydraulic fracking method are also doing a similar thing in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales.
The local community campaign 'The Vale says NO' has run a great campaign and this week were rewarded with the local authority throwing out Coastal's application
from the Vale says No website:
Common sense prevailed! The Vale planning committee unanimously
rejected the planning application that we have been campaigning against
for 7 months!
We have won the battle, but we haven’t won the war. There is still a lot to do, but this is a fantastic result.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign so far. It’s taken a lot of hard work, but it has certainly paid off for now.
Here are a few reports on last night:
We hope this sets an example to other campaign groups and planning committees. You can stop it at this early stage!
Not content with chasing this out of the Vale, now we know how risky
this industry is, we can’t stop here. We are going to concentrate on
raising awareness throughout Wales and the rest of the UK ultimately
calling for a moratorium from the Welsh and UK Government. If you
haven’t already, please sign our HM Government e-petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/14271
Well done from Kent to our inspirational colleagues in Wales.