Mark Robinson, Campaigns and Policy Assistant at Campaign to Protect Rural England, argues that radical changes are needed to national planning policy to prevent the threat of fracking to the countryside and the communities who live and enjoy it.
The oil company, Angus Energy, has applied for permission to produce from its Lidsey site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex for another 10 years.
One of the key figures in the company expected to frack the UK’s first gas well for nearly seven years has resigned as a director.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to dispose of water which collects on its fracking site near Blackpool into a brook instead of removing it by tanker.
Angus Energy has given more details about problems at its Lidsey oil site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex. It also likened one of Lidsey’s source rocks to the Bakken oil field in North Dakota.
In this week’s listing Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests; Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire; Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ; Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster.
As Third Energy prepares for the UK’s first high volume hydraulic fracture for six years, nearly 200 organisations have called for an immediate stop on all fracking activities.