Opponents of an unauthorised oil well drilled at Brockham in Surrey were visibly shocked by a vote to grant retrospective planning permission today.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
Opponents of plans by Egdon Resources for long-term oil production near Scunthorpe congratulated councillors for opposing a fourth application by the company.
This post has live updates from the meeting of North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee which is discussing an application for Egdon’s Wressle oil site.
A pipeline linking Third Energy’s gas production sites in the Vale of Pickering appears to be in the wrong place, North Yorkshire planners have told the company.
Shale gas companies must show they have considered how drilling could affect old mining features in coalfield areas, according to revised advice on exploration plans.
The Oil & Gas Authority has given details of where wells must be drilled by a group of companies that hold appraisal licences in England and Wales.