Councillors in Gloucestershire have supported a motion repeating their opposition to fracking in the county. They also condemned individual payments to people in fracking areas and calling for a review of Government policy on the issue.
Councillors in Sheffield have voted to ban fracking on land by owned by the city. They also criticised the government’s shale gas policy and backed Labour’s call for a moratorium.
DrillOrDrop’s update of the latest council news on fracking and onshore oil and gas: Presumption against unconventional gas in Swansea’s Local Development Plan East Riding of Yorkshire supports a motion against fracking Two delays to shale gas plans in Nottinghamshire New application underway in North Lincolnshire Minerals plan […]
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
Last week, four councils criticised government powers to override local decision-making on fracking applications.
Conservative-controlled Trafford Council voted overwhelmingly last night to reaffirm its opposition to fracking until it is proved to be safe.
Opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack a well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire are celebrating this morning after Ryedale District Council voted for a five-year moratorium on fracking. But Third Energy, which has applied to frack in Ryedale, said there were no grounds for the vote. It […]
Today is one of the busier days in the UK debate about fracking and onshore drilling. In the space of six hours, there will be nine events, including council debates, exhibitions, public meetings, a demonstration and a social.
Lancashire councillors agreed this afternoon to delay a decision on Cuadrilla’s proposals to frack at Preston New Road in the Fylde. The county council’s development control committee will consider the application again on Monday morning (29th June 2015) after taking legal advice on planning policy.