Plans by INEOS to drill an exploratory shale gas well in north Derbyshire have been published by the county council.
Europa’s exploration site at Bury Hill Wood near Dorking is “the last place in the world” you want to have oil drilled, Green Party Euro MP Keith Taylor told opponents of the scheme this morning.
Surrey County Council has backed plans by IGas to convert an exploration site near Guildford to gas production.
Councillors are being recommended to approve plans to produce gas at a site in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, despite predicted harm to the landscape and in breach of several planning policies.
Council officers have approved plans by IGas to extend two sites near Bletchingley in Surrey to produce oil and gas for 15 years.
Surrey County Council appears to have approved arrangements to deal with lorries to a proposed exploratory oil site without checking evidence from the company, a public inquiry heard this morning.
The latest stage in a seven year planning battle over oil drilling in the Surrey Hills is due to get underway this morning.