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.
Portsmouth Water has objected to proposals for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about contamination to drinking water.
Councillors and anti-fracking groups are planning a series of meetings in Sefton and West Lancashire in response to plans by the oil and gas company, Aurora Energy Resources, to carry out 3D seismic surveying.