25 years of oil and gas extraction from a site in East Yorkshire is unlikely to have significant effects on the environment, council planners have ruled.
Council officials refused a request by IGas to abandon one of its wells in Lincolnshire this weekend because the rig that would have been used breached planning rules.
The company behind rejected oil production plans in the Lincolnshire Wolds has now applied to extend the life of another site for a third time.
Rathlin Energy breached planning permission at its West Newton-A site in East Yorkshire, a council official confirmed today.
Rathlin Energy is revising production plans for its West Newton-A well site in Holderness, after East Yorkshire councillors refused planning permission earlier this year.
The company behind one of the largest onshore oil production projects in recent years is pressing on despite being refused planning permission.
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.
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.