Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire

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

Last updated: 8/7/2020

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



24 June 2020

Union Jack Oil adds to stake in Biscathorpe licence. Details

30 March 2020

Oil partners “optimistic” about finding oil with Biscathorpe sidetrack. Details

6 January 2020

Pictures show flooding at Biscathorpe site.

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Biscathorpe site, 6 January 2020. Photo: Used with owner’s consent

4 January 2020

Egdon Resources announces Humber Oil & Gas has defaulted on payments for operations at Biscathorpe. Legal action is underway. Details

27 November 2019

Union Jack Oil raises £5m for new wells at West Newton and Biscathorpe. Details

2 August 2019

Acquittal for sole campaigners arrested at Biscathorpe protests. Details

15 July 2019

Partners in Biscathorpe says analysis at Biscathorpe raises hopes of finding oil in PEDL253. Details

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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