This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
An oil well drilled in Surrey by Angus Energy more than 18 months ago against council advice should be granted retrospective planning permission, according to a report published this afternoon.
In this week’s listings: Two ministers give evidence to select committee inquiry on fracking planning guidance; Parliamentary launch of report on the relationship of fracking and historic coal mining; Surrey councillors consider Europa’s fencing plans for its oil exploration site near Leith Hill; Continuing United Resistance campaign against fracking in […]
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
A second council is recommending dropping traffic concerns as a reason for opposing Ineos shale gas plans, within weeks of a public inquiry.
Proposals by Angus Energy to continue oil production from its Lidsey site until 2028 have been supported by officials at West Sussex County Council.
Angus Energy announced this morning it was producing more than 200 barrels of oil a day, mainly from its site at Lidsey in West Sussex.
Local councils in England are to be required to develop policies that “facilitate” onshore oil and gas developments, under revised government guidelines.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.
In this week’s listings: Key planning decisions in Lancashire, Cheshire and Rotherham. Plus public meetings, gatherings, fundraisers and information events.