Surrey County Council told the High Court today it had acted lawfully in granting consent for two decades of production at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport.
Opponents of oil production in Surrey gathered to decorate fencing outside the Horse Hill site this morning as a legal challenge began at the High Court.
A campaigner’s legal challenge against oil production in Surrey has grown into a case to bring UK planning policy into line with climate change strategy.
Updated. IGas is demanding to know when the government will announce its decision on shale gas plans in Cheshire.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a second shale gas site in Lancashire.
The campaign group, Talk Fracking, has won a challenge against government support in planning policy for fracking.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at a second site near Blackpool were celebrating this afternoon at the government’s decision to refuse permission. Full Details