Dart Energy has dropped its appeal over plans to drill for coal bed methane near Ellesmere in Shropshire. The company’s owners, IGas, also announced today it was abandoning the site. Local campaigners have welcomed the decision. Frack Free Dudleston said this afternoon it was “delighted” with the news.
Dart Energy will have to face cross-examination by a local campaign group in its planning dispute over coal bed methane exploration in Shropshire.
The yo-yo that is Dart Energy’s appeal over its coal bed methane application at Dudleston in Shropshire seems to have finally come to rest at a public inquiry.
Local people have persuaded the Planning Inspectorate to hold a bespoke inquiry into whether Dart Energy should be allowed to drill an exploratory coal bed methane well near the Shropshire village of Dudleston.