South Downs National Park – safe from oil development?
As people in Yorkshire are becoming increasingly concerned about oil developments in the North York Moors national park, there is some positive news about another National Park in the south of England.
Plans for exploratory oil drilling in the South Downs National Park have been recommended for refusal by the park’s authority. Officers from the park’s authority said the company had failed to demonstrate that “exceptional circumstances” exist for the work and that it was in the public interest. The final decision is to be made on Thursday 11th September.
Let’s hope the North York Moors National Park Planning Committee take note!