Regulation

Update on fracking and conventional oil and gas planning applications

Kirby MispertonThird Energy application to frack at Kirby Misperton

Councillors in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire agreed last night to delay making a recommendation on Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.

Officers at Ryedale District Council had recommended the planning committee object to the company’s planning application because they said Third Energy had not provided enough information on the impact on local heritage.

A spokesperson for the council said today additional information had been provided on Monday but this was too late for last night’s committee to consider.

Ryedale District Council (RDC), which is a statutory consultee on the application, has not yet set a date when it will make its recommendation. The next meeting of the RDC planning committee is at 6pm on Tuesday 1st December.

A decision on the application will be made by North Yorkshire County Council. It has been holding an additional public consultation period on the extra information. This runs until Wednesday 25th November 2015.

No date has been set for the application to be decided. The next scheduled planning committee meetings are on 15th December 2015 and 9th February 2016.

  • Application number NY/2015/0233/ENV and link

Rathlin Energy application for an extension of permission at West Newton A

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee will decide this application at a meeting on Thursday 26th November at 2pm at County Hall, Beverley HU17 9BA.

Rathlin Energy has applied to extend the planning permission at its gas site at West Newton A for three more years. This would allow it to drill a second well approved in the original permission. Details

  • Application number 15/03056/STVAR and link

IGas application for borehole monitoring at Misson

Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning and licensing committee has scheduled a date to decide the application for groundwater monitoring boreholes around a proposed shale gas site at Springs Road, Misson in Bassetlaw. The application has been listed for a meeting on Tuesday 8th December 2015, starting at 10.30am at County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP.

  • Application number F/3321 and link

IGas application for shale gas exploration at Misson

A public consultation on the application for up to two exploratory shale gas well (one vertical and one horizontal) runs until Wednesday 9th December 2015. IGas is holding two exhibitions about its plans in Bassetlaw this month on:

  • Wednesday 18th November at The Charnwood Hotel, Sheffield Road, Blyth, Nottinghamshire S81 8HF, 3pm-8pm
  • Thursday 19th November at The Mayflower Bar and Eatery, High Street, Austerfield, South Yorkshire DN10 6QU, 3pm-8pm.

Nottinghamshire County Council will decide the application. There is no date yet for a decision.

  • Application number ES/3379 and link

UK Methane application for coal bed methane well at Brynthywod, Llangyfelach

A spokesperson for the City and County of Swansea council said the application may be decided at a meeting of its planning committee at 2pm on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at the Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE. The agenda will be confirmed a week before the meeting. UK Methane is applying for permission for an appraisal borehole for coal bed methane exploration.

  • Application 2015/1515 and link

Updated 14/11/15 to include scheduled date for West Newton A application.


This report is part of DrillOrDrop’s Rig Watch project. Rig Watch receives funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. More details here

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