The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Plans to produce oil for 25 years near the village of Puddletown in Dorset have prompted local objections and national concerns.
Angus Energy is expected to return to its West Sussex oil site at Balcombe next week, according to the parish council.
Councillors in north Nottinghamshire are seeking to evict an anti-fracking camp from their village.
A report released this afternoon recommends approval of plans by Cuadrilla to test the flow of oil at its well in Balcombe, West Sussex.
INEOS plans to explore for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are disproportionate, intrusive and in the wrong place, according to the parish council.
Parish councillors in the area picked by INEOS for what could be its first shale gas planning application have voted unanimously against the proposals.