Fracking company appeals against UK council planning rejection.

Guardian: “A fracking company is lodging an appeal against a county council decision to refuse it permission to explore for oil and gas. West Sussex county council’s planning committee refused the application by Celtique Energie for oil and gas exploration near Wisborough Green, a conservation area just outside the South Downs national park, in July.”
“The refusal, thought to be the first time a council had rejected a planning application by a fracking company, was welcomed by local campaigners and environmentalists.
….Celtique also had an application turned down to drill a temporary well to test for oil and gas in the South Downs national park, near the village of Fernhurst, West Sussex.”