Conservatives on Shropshire Council have voted against national party policy and opposed for the second time a planning application for coal bed methane exploration.
Seven people with an interest and expertise in fracking debated the question Should fracking be allowed in Britain? in front of an audience of around 200 people at Canterbury Christ Church University. Each of the panelists spoke for about seven minutes and then answered questions from the audience. […]
Events in West Sussex and East Yorkshire Three events are taking place this Saturday (November 8th 2014) to give local people information about onshore oil and gas drilling. One is organised by a county council, one by a drilling company and one by a campaign group.
Preparation for Celtique Energie’s Broadford Bridge well Celtique Energie announced today that it had begun work on a temporary access road to its hydrocarbon exploration site near Billinghurst in West Sussex.
The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority has refused an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well near Fernhurst in West Sussex.
Council information day on oil and gas in West Sussex – but no talk about current planning applications
4th June 2014 West Sussex County Council has organised a drop-in information event for residents who want to learn more about oil and gas exploration and production.
Countryside group urges government to ditch plans that would “reduce safeguards” at oil exploration sites
3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
30th May 2014 This week, Cuadrilla announced it had submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture up to four wells at one of its sites in Lancashire. But what are the company’s plans for southern England? Cuadrilla recently gained planning permission to test the oil exploration well it […]
Decision on Cuadrillla’s Balcombe well should have been delayed – author of oil and gas planning motion
5th May 2014 The decision to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to test its well at Balcombe should have been deferred, according to one of the authors of guidelines to West Sussex County Council on oil and gas development.
An at-a-glance view of April’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here 30/4/14 The Guardian reports on REPOWERBalcombe, the scheme which aims to supply the equivalent of 100% of the village’s electricity demand through community-owned, locally-generated renewable energy.