Proposals to drill four more production wells at the Horse Hill oil site, near Gatwick Airport, have been supported by Surrey County Council planners.
Woodsetts residents cheered outside Rotherham Town Hall this lunchtime after the council’s second vote against Ineos shale gas plans for their village.
Proposals by Angus Energy to continue oil production from its Lidsey site until 2028 have been supported by officials at West Sussex County Council.
Plans to produce oil at a site in the South Downs could pose an unacceptable risk to a nearby source of drinking water, the Environment Agency has said.
Planners at Nottinghamshire County Council are recommending approval of an application by IGas to drill a shale gas well at Tinker Lane, between Blyth and Barnby Moor.
Next week, councillors in Nottinghamshire will decide whether to give the go-ahead to the first shale gas exploration in the county.
Planners have recommended approval of the first shale gas exploration plans in Nottinghamshire.