A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
The public consultation on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey has been extended by three weeks.
Residents near a proposed oil and gas exploration site in Surrey are calling for an extension to the public consultation period on the scheme.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.