Rathlin Energy has described the discovery of gas at its exploratory wellsite at West Newton in East Yorkshire as “very encouraging”.
Traffic has become one of the most contentious issues in planning decisions for onshore oil and gas. Recently, it was behind the refusals of permission for fracking at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire and a conventional well between the West Sussex villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. It was […]
Rathlin Energy has run out of time to complete the work programme scheduled in its planning application for an exploratory well in East Yorkshire.
Dart Energy’s trouble-hit plans to test drill for coal bed methane at Dudleston Heath in Shropshire now look doomed. The licence giving access to the proposed site at Brooklands Farm has lapsed and campaigners who blockaded the entrance have begun dismantling their protection camp. The local opposition group, […]
As Lancashire councillors prepare to decide on Cuadrilla’s fracking applications, a senior academic has called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until more information is known about the risks of contamination.
Balcombe residents say Cuadrilla’s plans to flow test well risk harm, lack information and have no social licence
22nd March 2014 Cuadrilla’s latest planning application for Balcombe fails to meet planning policies, lacks key information, risks harm to residents and the environment and has no social licence – so said a group of Balcombe villagers this week.
8th March 2014 Balcombe Parish council has confirmed that it will formally object to the planning application submitted by Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd to flow test the oil exploration well in the village. At an extra-ordinary meeting this morning the council unanimously adopted the recommendation of the Oil Exploration […]
The Chief Constable of Sussex, Martin Richards, will be called to give evidence at an anti-fracking trial, which could become a test case for the use of the Public Order Act against protestors. The case involves poet Simon Welsh, the first Balcombe resident to be arrested during the […]