The Environment Agency has objected to plans to drill for oil in Dorset because there was no assessment of the risk to water.
The decision on Angus Energy’s planning application for an extended well test at Balcombe will not now be made this month.
A plan for lorry access to the Horse Hill oil site would threaten road safety and disturb local people, the Weald Action Group has complained.
Plans to produce oil for 25 years near the village of Puddletown in Dorset have prompted local objections and national concerns.
There have been at least a thousand objections to plans by UK Oil & Gas for 20 years of oil production at its site at Horse Hill, Surrey County Council has confirmed.
Rotherham council will not fight Ineos shale gas plans at Woodsetts on highway safety.
Updated 21/12/2018. The National Trust has withdrawn its opposition to seismic testing by Ineos at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.