By Kathryn McWhirter Community campaigners against drilling for oil near Leith Hill plan to hand a 100,000+-strong petition to the Environment Agency at a meeting this week in Dorking. But at a press conference yesterday, Environment Agency staff said they were not prepared to be seen receiving the […]
A residents’ group claimed victory tonight in its legal challenge over security fencing at Europa’s oil site near Leith Hill in Surrey – before the case even got to court.
Surrey County Council is standing by its position that Angus Energy does not have planning permission for oil production from a well at its Brockham site, despite an announcement of “final go-ahead” this morning.
A community group said this afternoon it was “very surprised” that a high court judge had blocked the legal challenge over Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood.
Lancashire County Council has cut the speed limit on Preston New Road outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site amid concerns about the safety of protesters and motorists.
Local communities hold the least power in the planning process and central government and developers hold the most, according to a survey of councillors across the UK.
People living in two areas licensed to INEOS for shale gas exploration have been invited to meet the organisations responsible for regulating the fracking industry.