Surrey County Council’s position that Angus Energy drilled its new Brockham oil well without planning permission has been supported by lawyers.
The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool.
As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.
Lidsey: Approval for drilling but rig delayed and planning permission breached again within days of council warning
West Sussex County Council confirmed today that there had been another breach of planning permission at the Angus Energy oil site at Lidsey, near Bognor Regis.
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As cyclists prepare to take part in the Prudential 100 cycle event in Surrey, opponents of oil exploration near the Leith Hill beauty spot have warned of a serious risk to riders in future.
Updated 31 July 2017 More than 4,000 people have signed a petition in the past four days calling for the enforcement of planning conditions at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.