Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire

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Biscathorpe oil exploration site, Lincolnshire, 6 January 2019. Photo: Eddie Thornton

Key facts

Address: Land off High Street, Biscathorpe, Louth, Lincolnshire

Planning applications: N/O59/0053/18 (May 2018) and (E)N59/2259/14 (2015)

Operator: Egdon Resources

Licence: PEDL253

Status: Exploratory drilling for oil



Updated: 20/2/2019

20 February 2019

Egdon Resources announced that Biscathorpe-2 well is to be sealed and suspended after it fails to find target formation. Details

7 January 2019

Biscathorpe well spudded. Details

4 January 2019

First arrests outside the Biscathorpe site: a 74-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman. Details

3 November 2018

Campaigners protest as Biscathorpe site construction begins. Details

October 2018

Dismissal of request for judicial review of Lincolnshire County Council decision.

14 May 2018

Lincolnshire County Council unanimously approved time extension for Biscathorpe site until December 2020. Details

28 February 2018

Expiry date of 2015 planning permission

12 July 2017

Environment Agency grants mining waste and radioactive substances permits. Link to permit documents and DrillOrDrop report

16 March 2015

Planning permission for three years was awarded by Lincolnshire County Council to create a well site and drill an oil exploration well.

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