A public consultation is now underway into plans by Angus Energy to produce oil for 15 years from a well in Surrey’s greenbelt.
Egdon Resources has given formal notice that it intends to apply to extend the life of an oil site in Lincolnshire for a third time.
Opponents of oil operations in the Lincolnshire Wolds were celebrating tonight after councillors refused planning permission for long-term extraction.
Breaking: Councillors refuse 15 years of oil production at Biscathorpe as climate talks get underway
As world leaders in Glasgow pledged this afternoon to cut carbon emissions, councillors 300 miles away blocked plans for long-term onshore oil production in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The UK’s climate advisor has praised government plans to cut carbon emissions but called for detailed plans on how some ambitions would be achieved.
Council planners have supported proposals for long-term oil extraction in the protected landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Proposals to explore for oil near the village of Arreton on the Isle of Wight were refused this evening.
The councillor responsible for environmental issues on the Isle of Wight has come out against plans to drill for oil, due to be decided tomorrow.
Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”
Proposals to explore for oil on farmland on the Isle of Wight have been supported by council planners despite potential environmental harm.
Councillors on the Isle of Wight will decide later this month whether to give the go-ahead for oil exploration at Arreton.