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Drilling at Markwells Wood, National Park

HIRA received this message on our site today. If you wish to follow it up then please contact the person responsible named below. Please note: a South Downs National Park website describes the application to drill in Markwells Wood as not fracking so I suggest that you make your own enquiries if interested. It is included on our site in case there are found to be links with our water supply.

  • Name Fiona Charlesworth

Subject Oil drilling in Markwells Wood,Forestside

  • Message: I don't know if those living on Hayling know about the proposed oil drilling in Markwells Wood, Forestside (a couple of miles from Rowlands Castle)? The main worry for Hayling islanders is the pollution of the water (the process that UKOG will use is the same as fracking). We have until 17 November to send in objections.

  • Please see for all details. Can you alert Hayling people to this threat and mobilise them to object? Tel 02392 413865 07767867603 if you want to discuss further. Regards Fiona Charlesworth Rowlands Castle Association Chair

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