Anti-fracking protest camp outside council offices

Anti-fracking protesters have pitched up outside the offices of a council which took legal action to evict activists from beside a former exploratory drilling site. Around 25 people with nine tents have gathered for a peaceful protest outside County Hall in Chichester, West Sussex.

This week the High Court granted West Sussex County Council a possession order for verges at Balcombe amid concerns protesters were causing a hazard by camping by the busy road. Balcombe was at the centre of anti-fracking protests during the summer as energy firm Cuadrilla conducted test drilling.

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Fracking protest camp

Anti-fracking protesters have pitched up in tents outside council offices in Chichester after legal action was taken to evict activists who protested against energy firm Cuadrilla's test drilling on the outskirts of Balcombe.