English councils have begun voting against shale gas development in their areas, in response to the new government polity that fracking needs local support to go ahead.
Conservative-controlled East Yorkshire council has voted overwhelmingly against fracking locally in one of the first formal reactions to the government’s lifting of the moratorium in England.
The Conservative leadership challenger, Liz Truss, has suggested that the moratorium on fracking in England should be lifted and decisions left to local people.
Council officials have recommended approval of major plans for production, drilling and extension at Rathlin Energy’s well site at West Newton-A.
A council which backed fracking nearly six years ago has adopted new planning rules that could restrict proposals for the controversial process.
Enforcement at Rathlin Energy oil site not “proportionate or sustainable” despite planning breach, says council
Rathlin Energy breached planning permission at its West Newton-A site in East Yorkshire, a council official confirmed today.
The councillor responsible for environmental issues on the Isle of Wight has come out against plans to drill for oil, due to be decided tomorrow.
Former council executive accuses East Yorkshire of failing to disclose key information on oil site expansion
A former senior council officer is challenging the authority he worked for over its support for the major expansion of an oil site.
Three East Yorkshire councillors have asked an oil company to establish a community fund if its expansion plans are successful.
Surrey County Council exaggerated the value of the landscape around a proposed site for gas exploration, the company behind the scheme has claimed.