Ince Marshes, Cheshire

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Ince Marshes, 13 December 2017. Photo: Derrick Burbidge

Key facts


IGas addresses: Plot 11 Ince Resource Recovery Park, Lordship Lane, Frodsham 09/02568/min)

Planning application: 09/02568/min and scoping document submitted October 2017

Operator: IGas

Status: Pre-planning to drill and frack for shale gas


British Geological Survey

BGS address: Land At Ince Marshes Lordship Lane Frodsham Cheshire

Planning application: 18/04894/FUL

Operator: British Geological Survey (BGS)

Status: Application approved for geological research facility with 50 monitoring boreholes and associated infrastructure


Updated 13/5/2019

30 April 2020

IGas fracking site at Ince Marshes in doubt. Details

2 July 2019

BGS geological research facility approved. Details

9 January 2019

Details published of BGS geological research facility application. Details

21 December 2018

BGS submits planning application for geological research facility

2 August 2018

Trading update from IGas says application to drill and frack a new well at Ince Marshes and extend well site will be delayed until the Ellesmere Port public inquiry is known. Details

October 2017

IGas submits scoping report to Cheshire West and Chester Council for drilling and fracking at Ince Marshes. Link to report

31 January 2012

Ince Marshes 1 well completed – drilled to 5,1189.9ft. Source: Public Wellbore search

4 November 2011

Ince Marshes 1 well spudded. Source: Public Wellbore search

26 April 2010

Cheshire West and Chester Council approves application for coal bed methane drilling, appraisal and production

15 December 2009

IGas applies to drill two coal bed methane boreholes, appraisal and gas production with power generating facilities.

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