Egdon Resources has confirmed that it has lodged another appeal against refusal of planning permission for long-term oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe.
In a statement to shareholders this morning, the company said the appeal was submitted on 1 February 2019.
The company had been expected to appeal over the refusal by North Lincolnshire Council in November 2018. Planning permission will now be decided by a government-appointed inspector following a public inquiry.
This is Egdon’s fifth appeal over refusals of planning permission for the Wressle site and it will be the second public inquiry.
The first inquiry, in November 2017, upheld two refusals of planning permission for long-term oil production but allowed an appeal over the duration of permission at the site.
Egdon submitted a new application for long-term production, which it said had addressed the planning inspector’s concerns. But a majority of councillors still voted against it, despite a recommendation by planning officers to approve.
The latest appeal has yet to be validated and, at the time of writing, it was not listed on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
“We strongly believe that the new proposals for the development of the Wressle oil field comprehensively addressed the reasons highlighted by the Planning Inspector in his dismissal of our original appeals in January 2018.
“This position was supported by the recommendation for approval given by the Council’s Planning Officer as reinforced by an expert third party review undertaken on behalf of the Council.”
11 January 2017
3 July 2017
7 November 2017
First day of public inquiry on appeals over long-term oil production and extended permission at Wressle site. The inquiry runs until 15 November 2017. Inquiry details and reports
4 January 2018
Inspector dismisses appeals against two refusals of permission long-term oil production but allows appeal against variation of condition on duration of planning permission. Details
28 April 2018
Deadline set by inspector for restoration of the Wressle site.
1 August 2018
28 November 2018
North Lincolnshire councillors refuse permission for 15 years of oil production for third time Details
24 January 2019
Egdon Resources wins appeal over refusal of extension of planning permission. Details
1 February 2019
Egdon Resources lodges third appeal over refusal of permission for long-term oil production.