The decision to refuse planning permission for oil and gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has been ruled invalid following problems during a “remote” council meeting.
Broadford Bridge exploration site. Photo: Broadford Bridge Action Group Councillors in West Sussex have voted by 10-1 to allow another two years at the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge.
The UK Government and its advisers “marginalised, downplayed or ignored” public health concerns about shale gas exploration and fracking in England, new research has concluded.
A public consultation into plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight has opened.
The planning decision due this week on proposals to drill for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey has been deferred.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
A bid by UK Oil & Gas plc to extend the life of its site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex will now not be decided until at least July.
Updated. IGas is demanding to know when the government will announce its decision on shale gas plans in Cheshire.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.