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To: Kent County Council - Planning Applications Group
We oppose exploratory drilling for coal bed methane in East Kent
Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd have withdrawn three planning applications for test bores at sites near the villages of Guston, Shepherdswell and Tilmanstone in the the Dover District.
Kent County Council have informed East Kent Against Fracking that they expect Coastal to submit new planning applications in the near future. We urge the Kent County Council Planning Committee to reject any future applications for exploratory drilling for coal bed methane in the Dover District.
Why is this important?
We know that even exploratory drilling will constitute a high risk to our water, our environment, our health, our wildlife as well as involving a heavy lorry traffic and noise pollution and the processing of toxic water pumped out of the coal seams.
Drilling will also threaten our buildings with partial subsidence, if these applications are successful they will pave the way to the industrialisation of our countryside.
How it will be delivered
East Kent Against Fracking will email or deliver in person to Kent County Council and we will issue a press release.
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