Breaking: Nottinghamshire planners recommend approval of Tinker Lane shale gas well


Tinker Lane site, north Nottinghamshire

Planners at Nottinghamshire County Council are recommending approval of an application by IGas to drill a shale gas well at Tinker Lane, between Blyth and Barnby Moor.

A report, released within the past few minutes, said the proposal, which does not include fracking, should go ahead subject to more than 50 conditions.

The proposed conditions include a legal agreement on a :

  • Designated lorry route to the site
  • Driver code of conduct
  • Financial bond for surface restoration of the site
  • Liaison group for the duration of the development

The application is due to be decided at a meeting of the council’s planning and licensing committee next Tuesday (21 March 2017).

If approved by the committee, Tinker Lane would be the second shale gas site in the area. In November 2016, the council approved plans for two shale gas wells at a former Cold War missile site at Springs Road, Misson (details).

More detail on the planners’ recommendation in this DrillOrDrop report

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