West Sussex County Council has approved Cuadrilla’s application to drill again in Balcombe (29 April).
Only one councillor, Sue Mullins, objected. This is despite around 900 letters of objection to the planning application from residents and local authorities including Balcombe Parish Council. So why is WSCC disregarding the wishes of the majority of people in Balcombe? Is it possible that their lack of concern for democracy and the health and welfare of the people of Sussex is because they have pension investments of £3.5 million in Cuadrilla partner Centrica? Surely there is a conflict of interest here?