First it was Balcombe, now it's been revealed that a village just a few miles away could be the next site for test drilling for oil. And with deposits identified across the south, many fear it could be only a matter of time before they're next.
Tom Savvides reports from Fernhurst in Sussex and speaks to residents and campaigners Marcus Adams and Martyn Knights.
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