A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
The inquiry into Ineos drilling plans goes into its second week this morning with evidence expected on noise and a proposed acoustic barrier.
This post has live news updates from the opening of the public inquiry into Ineos Upstream’s shale gas plans in the South Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Rotherham council will not fight Ineos shale gas plans at Woodsetts on highway safety.
Planners are recommending Rotherham council withdraws its objection to Ineos’s shale gas site at Woodsetts on highways grounds.
Residents in the south Yorkshire village of Harthill have failed to overturn planning permission for an Ineos shale gas well near their homes.
Events in January and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.