Objectors to plans to explore for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey have accused the county council of trying to “smuggle through” unworkable arrangements for traffic.
The decision on the transport plan for Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton looks likely to be delayed for at least a week because of concerns about the routing of delivery lorries.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has published environmental monitoring data from its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
A decision expected this month on plans by IGas to explore for shale gas at a second site in Nottinghamshire has been put back again.
Lancashire County Council has confirmed that some lorries visiting Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have not followed the agreed route, in breach of planning conditions. But the council said it won’t be taking action against them.
The oil and chemicals firm INEOS has revealed details of what could be its first shale gas site in the UK.
Planning officers at North Lincolnshire Council have recommended approval of plans to produce oil for 15 years at Egdon Resources’ Wressle site near Scunthorpe.