Council officers have done a U-turn over whether people can give their views at a meeting to discuss INEOS plans for shale gas exploration in a Derbyshire village.
The decision on the first shale gas application in Derbyshire will now be decided by a government-appointed planning inspector following a vote by councillors this morning.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Demonstrations outside council meetings in Chester and Rotherham; First “lorry surfing” protest at Misson Springs; Lock-on trial verdict; Campaign steps up.
Opponents of fracking are intensifying their campaign against the shale gas industry across northern England.
Residents and environmental groups celebrated this afternoon as councillors in Rotherham voted unanimously to opposed INEOS’s shale gas exploration plans at Harthill.
Three generations of the same family have been found guilty of obstructing the highway outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire.
INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane “unnecessary burden on the public” – Derbyshire official
A senior official in Derbyshire is recommending that the county council does not deal with a second identical shale gas application from INEOS for a proposed site at the village of Marsh Lane.