Conservatives on Shropshire Council have voted against national party policy and opposed for the second time a planning application for coal bed methane exploration.
Shropshire councillors have voted for a second time against proposals by Dart Energy to explore for coal bed methane at Dudleston near Ellesmere. But the final decision will be made by the planning inspectorate.
Both sides in the fracking debate are lobbying hard as they go into a crucial week. Growing numbers of MPs are backing calls for a moratorium ahead of the first vote on fracking by the House of Commons. Cuadrilla is offering to spend millions to get its planning […]
An environmental campaigner has won his legal challenge against conviction for obstruction at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests over a year ago.
An environmental campaigner who is challenging convictions arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests finally began his appeal today, 16 months after his arrest and following two delays to his case.
An inquiry has been provisionally scheduled for August next year to hear Celtique Energie’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploratory drilling in West Sussex.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world including: IGas unveils plans to increase drilling in South Downs National Park and Surrey Report finds Cuadrilla’s plans for Fylde already causing anxiety and stress Bianca […]
The MP for two West Sussex villages where Celtique Energie wants to drill for oil and gas said he hoped the company would lose its appeal against a refusal of planning permission. He also criticised Celtique for failing to reply to his letters.
Friends of the Earth campaigner, Brenda Pollack, gave this reaction to news that Celtique Energie has appealed against the refusal by West Sussex County Council of its planning application to drill near Wisborough Green: “This appeal will cast a dark shadow over the lives of local residents who […]
Celtique Energie has confirmed it will appeal against the decision by West Sussex County Council to refuse planning permission for an exploration well near the villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. The company said in a statement it believed the decision was “fundamentally unsound”.