A company’s bid to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has been opposed again by the local MP.
An objection to its oil drilling plans by the Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, was “a great surprise”, UK Oil & Gas said today.
A group opposed to plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight said its campaign had been boosted by more than 670 objections in 17 days.
Bob Seely, the Conservative MP for Isle of Wight, has told campaigners he is against proposals to drill for oil at Arreton.
The government was warned this morning to drop proposals to change the planning rules on shale gas.