Europa’s scheme to drill for oil near a Surrey beauty spot took a small step forward yesterday with approval of another planning condition.
Views are being sought on applications for environmental permits at 15 established oil and gas sites across the UK.
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
Plans by Europa Oil & Gas to explore for oil in woodland near the Surrey beauty spot of Leith Hill inched forward today but it will still be some time before drilling could start.
Conservative-led Portsmouth City Council has voted unanimously to object to 20-year plans to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.
Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed it will resume its consideration later this month of IGas plans for two shale gas exploration wells at Misson, Bassetlaw.
The Environment Agency has objected to plans for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about pollution of the chalk aquifer.
“Illogical” planning condition delays restoration of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site for one year
A Cuadrilla shale gas site, next to an internationally important bird reserve, will not be returned to farmland for another year because of the way planning conditions were written.
Breaking: Lancs community group vows to fight Cuadrilla Lancashire fracking decision + more reaction
In the past few minutes, a group fighting Cuadrilla’s scheme to frack at a site in Lancashire has vowed to fight on, despite a go-ahead from the government this morning. (See DrillOrDrop report)
The company behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick in Surrey has confirmed it will submit a new planning application for the site in the next few weeks.