Council planners in Nottinghamshire were initially unable to work out the value of a financial bond covering restoration of the Misson shale gas site because the operator, IGas, didn’t give them enough information.
As councillors in Nottinghamshire prepare to consider a financial guarantee for what could be county’s second shale gas site, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Russell Scott, asks can bonds protect communities and do they risk setting a dangerous precedent?
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.
A legal agreement clearing the way for Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for the third time, the County Council confirmed today.
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A decision expected this month on plans by IGas to explore for shale gas at a second site in Nottinghamshire has been put back again.
A legal agreement required for final planning consent at Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for another month.