People in Misson in north Nottinghamshire have voted overwhelmingly against plans by IGas to drill two exploratory shale gas wells near the village.
A survey, organised by Misson Parish Council, was completed by 396 residents or 76% of the parish population.
Of the residents who took part in a survey:
87% (345 people) were against the proposals.
4% (14 people) were in favour.
9% (37 people) were undecided.
A separate petition against the scheme collected 363 signatures, which is 70% of the village population.
Parish councillor, Jayne Watson, said:
“The figures speak for themselves.”
The survey and the petition were handed to the village’s county councillor, Liz Yates. She will present them to the next full meeting of the Nottinghamshire County Council on Thursday February 25th.
Last month, the council’s planning committee approved IGas plans to sink up to 12 groundwater monitoring boreholes at its proposed shale gas site, known as Misson Springs. Equipment was moved onto the site eight days later. DrillOrDrop report
The company has also applied for permission to drill vertical and horizontal shale gas exploration wells. Nottinghamshire County Council said last week it needed more information from the company on the application. Another public consultation was likely, the council said. DrillOrDrop report
The exploration application does not include fracking but IGas has said it will apply to frack if the wells produce successful results.