A 74-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman become the first people to be arrested outside the Egdon Resources oil exploration site at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire.
This post has live updates from the meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council which is discussing Rathlin Energy’s application for three more years to operate its West Newton-A oil and gas site north of Hull.
Campaigners against drilling for oil and gas in East Yorkshire are urging councillors to refuse permission for another three years at a well site in the county.
Council planners have recommended the West Newton-A gas exploration site in East Yorkshire should be allowed to continue until 2021.
The oil and gas company, Rathlin Energy, has applied to extend its planning permission for a well site north of Hull for the second time.
Europa Oil & Gas, the company blocked last week from drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot, began clearing the site today.
Breaking: West Sussex councillors vote to extend permission at UKOG Broadford Bridge oil site – live news updates
Live news updates from the meeting of West Sussex County Council’s planning committee discussing the application by UK Oil & Gas for its Broadford Bridge oil exploration site.