The company behind plans to drill for oil and gas near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has applied for permission to build a road junction on common land.
UK Oil & Gas has confirmed it will submit a second planning application for its proposed exploration site at Dunsfold, south of Guildford.
Landowners on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset have been approached by an oil and gas explorer, who wants to test for hydrocarbons.
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
Updated 21/12/2018. The National Trust has withdrawn its opposition to seismic testing by Ineos at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
Planners in the South Downs National Park have issued a second order to UK Oil and Gas to restore its site at Markwells Wood within six months.
A retired academic has won a long-running legal challenge against Glasgow University which withdrew his email address and access to online journals.