Fracking fears in East Kent

Anti-fracking campaigners say they are concerned by a serious of planning applications for exploratory drilling in East Kent.

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Could this tiny Kent village become the next 'Balcombe?'

At the moment, its a quiet corner of east Kent. But locals there fear that they could be at the centre of battles between police and protestors. Scenes similar to Balcombe in Sussex - if an oil exploration company has its way.

Coastal Oil and Gas have submitted drilling applications at Shepherdswell, Tilmanstone and Guston in east Kent. The licence they have says they'll drill for methane - not shale gas.

But that hasn't stopped the worries for villagers. They think it could damage their countryside - and their way of life.

Andrea thomas has been speaking to campaigner Julie Wassmer, from East Kent Against Fracking, fellow campaigner Councillor Ian Driver, from Thanet District Council, Councillor David Brasier, from Kent County Council and local MP Charlie Elphicke.

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