The decisions on appeals on the IGas site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Ineos plans for Woodsetts are likely to be more than six months away, it emerged today.
Residents of the Surrey village of Dunsfold received letters yesterday from a second company that wants to drill for oil and gas in their neighbourhood.
IGas has announced a new drilling site in the Weald in southern England with plans for up to two exploration and appraisal wells.
Will Cuadrilla resume fracking this month at Preston New Road in Lancashire? Will drilling begin at Horse Hill in Surrey? Will IGas announce plans for Springs Road in Nottinghamshire?
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
IGas said results from its Springs Road exploration well in Nottinghamshire were “highly encouraging” and a “step forward for shale gas development in the east midlands”.
The decision has been delayed in the public inquiry into IGas plans to test the flow of its well at Ellesmere Port, the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed.