Members of Transition Llantwit were in attendance at the Vale of Glamorgan Council planning committee meeting this evening as they turned down an application by Coastal Oil and Gas to test drill for gas at Llandow Industrial Estate.
The planning application was heard in Barry and a protest took place outside the Civic Offices beforehand. Both BBC Wales News and ITV Wales News ran stories regarding the protest showing the continued interest in the issue:
It was again fantastic to see the community pull together to show their opposition to plans to test drill for gas in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Unfortunately, it is more than likely that Coastal Oil and Gas will appeal against the decision to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). Given the heightened interest in the application, it is believed at this time that it will go to a public enquiry where an independent will be appointed by WAG.
Although the refusal of the planning application at Llandow was of significant importance, we know all too well that a moratorium called by the UK government to look into safety concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing is the only true measure of our campaign being successful.
Please join us in a peaceful protest. We will be gathered outside the Civic Offices in Barry before the planning committee meet to discuss the outcome of the planning application to test drill for Shale Gas on Llandow Industrial Estate.
It’s still not too late to show the planners how much we object and how much we all say no. The more people we can get along, the better as there will be media attending to report the story.
After the protest, please join us in the planning meeting to listen to what the planning committee have to say.
This is a public meeting but we are not allowed to speak, so if you do come, please respect the protocol and remain quiet.
For more information about this event please contact Transition Llantwit at firstname.lastname@example.org
This evening several members of Transition Llantwit as well as other concerned local groups and residents attended a very successful protest against a planning application to test drill for gas at Llandow by Coastal Oil and Gas.
The planning application was heard in Barry and a protest took place outside the Civic Offices this evening. Both BBC Wales News and ITV Wales News ran a story regarding the protest live at the beginning of their respective programmes which highlights the significance of the issues regarding test drilling.
It was great to see young and old alike attend and the community to pull together to show their opposition to plans to test drill for gas in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Although the planning application in the Vale Of Glamorgan is very important, we know all too well that a moratorium called by the UK government to look into safety concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing is the only true measure of our campaign being successful.
The planning committee decided that the application would be deferred until a site visit has taken place in October.
Several Llantwit Transition members were involved in the peaceful protest against fracking that took place outside Cowbridge Town Hall on Saturday.
The protest was very successful with around 100 people, both young and old attending. The protest is another small part of a nationwide campaign against hydraulic fracturing and it’s associated consequences.:
There is still an e-petition available for you to sign to support the campaign: here