Surrey council planners have recommended refusal of plans by IGas for hydrogen production in the green belt.
Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
IGas confirmed this morning it had submitted planning applications for two hydrogen schemes at gas sites in Surrey.
A Surrey resident is going to the High Court for the right to challenge the approval of 20 years of oil production at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
The company that wants to frack for shale gas near Formby in Lancashire is pressing ahead with its planning application, despite the government’s recent moratorium.
Proposals to drill four more production wells at the Horse Hill oil site, near Gatwick Airport, have been supported by Surrey County Council planners.
A network of anti-fracking groups has organised three public meetings to raise awareness about shale gas plans by Aurora Energy Resources near Formby.
Details of plans to frack shale gas wells near Formby in Lancashire were published online today.
New proposals by Ineos have emerged for a 3m high noise barrier running for more than 100m alongside its site earmarked for shale gas exploration in the south Yorkshire green belt.