The latest application by Egdon Resources for the Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe has been published on the North Lincolnshire Council website. But a key document – one of the location plans – is for a site about 100 miles away.
Opponents of development of the site were quick to criticise the company for the mistake. They have successfully fought two previous applications and a six-day public inquiry.
Elizabeth Williams, of Frack Free Lincolnshire, described it as “shocking beyond belief”:
“How can we even begin to trust the oil and gas companies to operate the hazardous chemical and mechanical procedures safely when they cannot even get the preparatory paperwork right? And this is significant mistake.
“In this case I do not blame North Lincolnshire Council planning department because I know that they are short-staffed and working under pressure.”
The location plan at 1:2500 scale shows the access track to the site.
But the location plan at 1:10,000 scale (see first map) is for another site, on the other side of the country. This shows the setting for a proposal by Aurora Resources for a yet-to-be-submitted planning application for Altcar Moss, near Formby in Lancashire.
Look out for DrillOrDrop’s review of the new planning application coming soon.