An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
Campaigners who fought Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool for nearly five years are now questioning the company’s motives for another site a mile away.
Angus Energy has said it will seek a five-year extension to its oil production licence at Brockham in Surrey.
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.
Cuadrilla’s leading investor, AJ Lucas, has failed to raise its target in a recent share offer.
IGas has been granted extra time for exploration work in six oil and gas licences awarded three years ago.
UK Oil & Gas confirmed today it had more time to drill in two southern England exploration licences, where no work has yet been carried out.