This post has live updates from the meeting of North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee which is discussing an application for Egdon’s Wressle oil site.
Oil production plans for Wressle include new measures to protect water supplies and keep small-scale hydraulic fracturing
The latest planning application for oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe overcomes the objections raised by a government planning inspector, Egdon Resources has said.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
A new planning application for oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is expected by the end of April, one of the partners in the project has said.
Council officers have done a U-turn over whether people can give their views at a meeting to discuss INEOS plans for shale gas exploration in a Derbyshire village.
The decision on the first shale gas application in Derbyshire will now be decided by a government-appointed planning inspector following a vote by councillors this morning.
Future planning policy for fracking in England could be set in the coming months in the rolling hills and copses of North Yorkshire.