There has been much concern through Shepherdswell and the surrounding areas at the application for test drilling to take place locally, with a view to Fracking.
Tonight there was a packed public meeting at Shepherdswell village hall, where residents could discuss their concerns and opposition.
I was there to listen to the arguments and have the case made to me that fracking here would not be safe. I am pictured left with Richard Knox-Johnstone of CPRE.
The safety of the water table is of prime concern to me, and it is clear that in East Kent any drilling for shale gas would risk spoiling the aquifer. This is too great a risk. I made clear that I opposed this application, and I'll fight against this with the villagers.
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