The industry regulator has given UK Oil & Gas plc more time to drill a gas well near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey, the company has announced.
The Good Law Project announced this morning it was supporting the community group, Protect Dunsfold, in its bid to challenge a government decision to allow exploratory drilling for gas on the edge of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Drilling for gas near a Surrey village will be funded by another company, the operator has announced.
A council which opposed drilling for gas near a Surrey village has taken the first step to fight ministerial approval of the scheme.
Council leaders are due to decide next week whether to take court action against gas drilling near a village in Surrey.
The government has refused costs to UK Oil & Gas plc in its successful appeal over gas exploration near Dunsfold in Surrey.