A consultation on plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has closed with an estimated 1,700+ objections. But two key organisations – the Environment Agency and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership – have not objected to the scheme.
Proposals to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight could threaten the island’s new Biosphere status, it was alleged yesterday.
A planning application by UK Oil & Gas for an exploration site on the Isle of Wight was published online this afternoon.
Angus Energy reported this morning it has withdrawn a planning application to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.
Surrey County Council has backed plans by IGas to convert an exploration site near Guildford to gas production.
The search for potential shale gas sites is now underway across the UK. DrillOrDrop will be reporting later this month on seismic surveying. But first we ask: “What do companies look for above the ground?” Paul Foster, a director with the planning consultancy, Barton Willmore, explains what makes […]
DrillOrDrop’s update of the latest council news on fracking and onshore oil and gas: Presumption against unconventional gas in Swansea’s Local Development Plan East Riding of Yorkshire supports a motion against fracking Two delays to shale gas plans in Nottinghamshire New application underway in North Lincolnshire Minerals plan […]
A new strategy in West Sussex seeks to prevent almost all oil and gas development in the South Downs National Park and the county’s two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A parliamentary committee due to discuss government proposals for fracking in the UK’s most prized landscapes has just one member who might see drilling in his constituency.