Councillors on the Isle of Wight will decide later this month whether to give the go-ahead for oil exploration at Arreton.
Oil exploration plans on the Isle of Wight would “make the best use” of mineral resources in the transition to a low carbon future, the company behind the proposals has said. But local campaigners have disputed the arguments and said they should be rejected.
A company’s bid to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has been opposed again by the local MP.
The Environment Agency is being urged to oppose oil drilling plans on the Isle of Wight after its leader said “fast thinking” was needed to tackle climate change.
A second consultation began today on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight.
The access to a proposed oil exploration site on the Isle of Wight is being moved to address concerns from highways officials.
A consultation on plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has closed with an estimated 1,700+ objections. But two key organisations – the Environment Agency and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership – have not objected to the scheme.
A group opposed to plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight said its campaign had been boosted by more than 670 objections in 17 days.
Opponents of Isle of Wight drilling launch information campaign after criticising council consultation
A public consultation on plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has been poorly communicated, with inconsistencies and discrepancies, campaigners have argued.