A proposal to produce oil for 20 years from a site in the South Downs National Park is likely to have significant effects on the environment, planners have concluded.
Council officers have approved plans by IGas to extend two sites near Bletchingley in Surrey to produce oil and gas for 15 years.
Councillors in East Yorkshire voted unanimously this afternoon to give Rathlin Energy another three years to operate an exploratory gas site in Holderness. But they added a condition preventing hydraulic fracturing.
Reporting by Chris Power and Ruth Hayhurst Rathlin Energy’s new gas exploration site in East Yorkshire could sit on the remains of a medieval village or even a much older settlement, according to research for the company.
Trafford council planners are recommending approval of IGas’s proposed coal bed methane site next to the Davyhulme water treatment works.
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Rathlin Energy has run out of time to complete the work programme scheduled in its planning application for an exploratory well in East Yorkshire.