Strengthen policy on “acid fracking” in South Downs – National Park Authority

Members of the South Downs National Park Authority have called for stricter controls on how oil could be produced in future.

At a meeting on Thursday (10/11/2016), the authority’s planning committee said a proposed policy banning hydraulic fracturing in the national park should be extended to other techniques including acid fracking or acidisation.

The committee was considering new guidance that would be used to decide planning applications for minerals developments in the South Downs National Park from 2018.

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