A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.
UK Oil & Gas has confirmed it will submit a second planning application for its proposed exploration site at Dunsfold, south of Guildford.
There are no circumstances in which Lancashire County Council could have a “meaningful debate” about the fracking industry, its Conservative leader has told DrillOrDrop.
Nottinghamshire planners are supporting proposals to drill for gas from an abandoned colliery near Rufford Abbey.
Angus Energy is seeking the go-ahead for an extended well test at its Balcombe site in West Sussex.
Volunteers with gardening tools gathered outside the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex yesterday (Saturday 23 December) to mark what they said should have been the end of flow-testing.