Local communities hold the least power in the planning process and central government and developers hold the most, according to a survey of councillors across the UK.
In the past few minutes, councillors in Lincolnshire have refused planning permission to Egdon Resources for 15 years of oil production at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe.
Our first weekly events listing for 2017 features scheduled daily roadside protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire plus North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee meeting to decide plans by Egdon for oil and gas production at Wressle.
20+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in January 2017, including information meetings, three Meet the Regulator drop-ins, presentations, planning committees, consultations and deadlines. Also advanced notice of dates later in the year. Updated throughout the month.
DrillOrDrop’s digest of October’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world.
40+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in November 2016, including United Against Fracking national rally, Kirby Misperton judicial review hearing and Nottinghamshire council meeting to decide IGas shale gas application. Plus film screenings, meetings, conference, workshops, information events, fundraisers, debates and talks. Also advanced notice […]
Update: Lancashire bill for hosting fracking inquiry stands at £330k but council escapes most of Cuadrilla’s costs
Lancashire County Council has confirmed that it will have to pay only a “relatively small” part of Cuadrilla’s costs following the decision last week to approve planning permission for fracking at Preston New Road. Local newspaper reports at the weekend had suggested that the council faced a bill of £330,000 […]