Residents of Pratts Bottom, Knockholt and Halsted are increasingly concerned at the likely effect of 450 new homes and 1200 jobs on the Fort Halsted site on local traffic on Rushmore Hill and other local roads.
It all went downhill when Woolworths folded: does the Fuhrer have a point? Perhaps it’s better to have pound shops than boarded up ones, even with “vinyls” on their windows. Have charity shops saved our high street?
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Unlikely as it may seem, the major seismological survey being carried out around Pratts Bottom, Knockholt and Farnborough by Tesla Exploration Ltd is to explore for “oil” (more likely, shale gas) for Northdown Energy Ltd, a partner of the Texas-based Alamo Energy Corporation.
The Sevenoaks planning application is available here but it doesn’t state the purpose: http://www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk/updates/20130204PlanAg.pdf
Note reference to an “oil discovery” at Knockholt: http://www.oilvoice.com/n/Alamo_Energy_Announces_Partnership_With_Northdown_Energy_to_Develop_UK_Weald_Basin_Acreage/8977c5fa7b74.aspx
Apparently we are considered to be in part of the “Weald Basin” and if you drill down far enough there are oil deposits: http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Yes-s-true-hunt-oil-planned-Sevenoaks/story-18076098-detail/story.html#axzz2U1JIv3ov
When will the nodding donkeys arrive? I think we should be told.