A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.
Events in January 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning Deadline for submission of inspectors’ reports on Woodsetts and Ellesmere Port public inquiries Closing date for comments on UKOG bid to extend consents at Broadford Bridge Possible decision dates for planning applications in […]
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.