A new strategy in West Sussex seeks to prevent almost all oil and gas development in the South Downs National Park and the county’s two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Neil Stevens, a highways officer for Lancashire County Council, told the inquiry today: “The [Roseacre Wood] site is remote from the major road network. Safe and suitable access cannot be achieved by the Traffic Management Plan. The increase in traffic, particularly from heavy goods vehicles, would be […]
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
Britain can’t afford to ignore the opportunities offered by shale gas, the MP Kevin Hollinrake told a debate in the House of Commons this morning.
A new public consultation on Third Energy’s plans to frack at a site in North Yorkshire is now underway. And another may be needed before the application is decided because the company has still not provided all the information requested by North Yorkshire County Council.
Third Energy plans to build a 28ft high wall of shipping containers to reduce noise from its proposed fracking site in North Yorkshire. The wall, made up of 42 containers stacked three high, would need 76 lorry trips to deliver. A tarpaulin would be draped over the containers […]
Council planning officer, Stuart Perigo, said today there had been 18,106 objections to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at a site in the Fylde area of Lancashire. There had been 217 comments in support of the plans.
Cuadrilla’s plans mean wellpads 3km apart and practically every metre of the Fylde fracked, say campaigners
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have published a map, which they say shows what the area would look like if Cuadrilla built its planned number of shale gas wellpads.
Summary of recent activity, applications and decisions on UK onshore oil and gas. The list is organised alphabetically first by country, then county and site. (Spool down for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.) ENGLAND Cheshire Ellesmere Port – IGas Campaigners established a protection camp in Ellesmere Port in […]
Update to Timeline – September 2013 27/9/13 Cuadrilla leaves Balcombe Cuadrilla’s exploratory drilling site at Balcombe is cleared and Sussex Police scales down its operation. Superintendent Lawrence Hobbs says a few officers will remain in the area, mostly to ensure road safety. He acknowledges the policing operation will affect […]