Two supporters of the Preston New Road plans gave their views at the evening session on Day 10 of the inquiry.
Lancashire County Council put its planning case for refusing the fracking applications at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Its witness, Katie Atkinson, argued that the applications did not comply with local and national planning and mineral policies. Here are our top 10 arguments between the two sides […]
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.
A new public consultation on Third Energy’s plans to frack at a site in North Yorkshire is now underway. And another may be needed before the application is decided because the company has still not provided all the information requested by North Yorkshire County Council.
IGas cleared the first hurdle to fracking in north Nottinghamshire this morning with the approval of its application for groundwater monitoring at a site earmarked for shale gas extraction.
A decision on Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas in Ryedale could now be delayed until March.
In the past week, UK Oil & Gas, one of the companies with an interest in the Horse Hill well near Gatwick, has announced plans for well testing at the site. It also said it would apply for permissions to produce oil at Markwells Wood, an exploratory site […]
A group in Balcombe in West Sussex, scene of some of the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests, has won approval for a solar farm that would supply the village and its neighbour with all their electricity.
The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (JRRT) has awarded a grant to DrillOrDrop to report on planning decisions for fracking and conventional oil and gas planning applications.