Live news updates from the meeting of West Sussex County Council’s planning committee discussing the application by UK Oil & Gas for its Broadford Bridge oil exploration site.
Residents in the West Sussex village of Balcombe are preparing for the first activity at an exploratory oil site for five years.
Planning officers have supported two applications by UK Oil & Gas for another 18 months of work at the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex.
Planning officers have recommended approval of Ineos proposals to drill an exploratory shale gas well on the edge of the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.
A public inquiry will decide whether IGas should be allowed to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Senior experts have signed a letter calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the health impacts of fracking.