Cuadrilla should be allowed to keep its long-standing Elswick gas production site, Lancashire planners said today, even though there’s been no extraction for more than seven years.
The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.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.
In this week’s events listing: continuing protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road, plus a Solidarity Saturday event nearby, 10 meetings, two debates and a Meet the Regulator drop-in.
The campaigns for and against fracking are in full swing in the area south of Sheffield after INEOS announced it would be applying for planning permission for shale gas exploration.