BREAKING NEWS: Drilling commences at Balcombe site

The entrance to the caudrilla site 30-07-13
The entrance to the caudrilla site 30-07-13
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Drilling has commenced at Cuadrilla’s site in Balcombe this morning (Friday August 2).

The energy company has been held up after more than a week’s worth of protesting.

A spokesperson for Cuadrilla said the first stage of drilling a 3,000ft vertical well began mid-morning.

It follows testing of equipment earlier today.

Delivery of equipment was scuppered when protesters from as far away as Lancaster took to the site on Thursday July 25.