KKWG 10 Year Anniversary

it is some 10 years since the village learned of the intention to submit an application to drill for fossil fuels on the border between the parishes of Wisborough Green and Kirdford on land to the north of Boxal Bridge.

A display was held in Kirdford Village Hall in May 2013 and many residents sent letters or postcards objecting to the proposal. Keep Kirdford and Wisboroough Green group, KKWG, produced a video showing the route which would need to be taken by the large number of HGVs which would be involved.  This was shown at the then monthly farmers’ market in the WG Village Hall.

The application by Celtique Energie, CE, was submitted in September 2013 but wasn’t considered by WSCC Planning Committee until July 22nd, 2014.  It was then rejected with one abstention.  CE later appealed but threw in the towel on May 11th 2015 and the information session about the potential impacts of the proposal was replaced by a celebratory party.

Jill Sutcliffe, Chair KKWG,  01403 700395 or jillsutcliffe1@gmail.com