A local Conservative councillor has urged the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, to intervene in plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production and more drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.
Egdon Resources announced this morning it has lodged an appeal against the refusal of its planning application for oil production at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Councillors have narrowly turned down plans to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey for a second time.
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.
Councillors are being recommended to approve IGas’s plan for up to 12 groundwater monitoring boreholes at a proposed shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire.