Planners in the North York Moors appealed to INEOS to abandon plans to explore for shale gas under the national park. But according to minutes of a meeting last month INEOS refused.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has announced plans to carry out seismic surveys in a field next to its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
The most successful company in last year’s oil and gas licence round has set out a timetable for its plans to frack in three regions of England. INEOS Shale announced seismic surveying would be carried out this summer and planning applications submitted later in the year.