The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said this morning it estimated fracking would begin between April and June this year.
A decision on plans for a second shale gas exploration site in Nottinghamshire has been delayed again.
IGas has reduced by nearly 1.5km the maximum depth of its proposed shale gas well at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire.
IGas gave details today of its shale gas plans for the next year, along with conventional drilling in a national park.
A public consultation is underway into IGas’s application for an environmental permit to drill for shale gas at a site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire. But a decision on the planning application for the scheme to drill two exploratory wells at land off Springs Road faces a delay.
Councillors in north Nottinghamshire are being advised not to object to a plan by IGas for shale exploration at Misson in Bassetlaw. But a new report opposing the scheme has said it is flawed and puts drinking water at risk.