Plans to extract methane from a disused colliery near Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire were approved this lunchtime by two votes.
The shale gas company, IGas, has given notice to local people that it is ready to start drilling at one of its sites in north Nottinghamshire.
Villagers have highlighted what they believe is the threat to five species of owl on land next to the IGas shale gas site at Misson, in north Nottinghamshire.
Updated 16 May 2018 A convoy of equipment needed to begin drilling at the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire arrived yesterday.
In this week’s listings: Robin Hood Vs Fracking lantern parade in Bolsover; Amelia Womack speaking at Preston New Road; INEOS, Fracking and You talk; Protest outside Nottinghamshire County Council; Costs hearing at the High Court in UKOG injunction case.
Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
IGas has been given extra time to prepare its shale gas site at Misson in Nottinghamshire prompting disappointment and concern from residents and environmental groups.
Residents and conservationists are concerned that the breeding success of owls could be at risk from proposals to continue construction work at a shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire beyond the end of this month.
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.
A shale gas company seeking to do tests on council land will have waited at least a year by the time it gets a decision.