The Planning Inspectorate announced today it has granted permission for monitoring and site restoration at the Grange Hill exploration site near Singleton in Lancashire. But it has refused the company’s application for costs.
Lancashire County Council planners have recommended approval of Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at Preston New Road in the Fylde but recommended permission should be refused for fracking at Roseacre Wood on traffic grounds. Two other applications by Cuadrilla for monitoring works linked to the fracking applications have been […]
The government has defended plans to introduce standard environmental permits for some oil and gas drilling operations. But anti-drilling campaigners spent the weekend preparing objections to the plans, which many regard as “one size fits all self-regulation”. One group said regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry […]
E Yorks councillors approve Rathlin’s West Newton drill plans – opponents disappointed but not surprised
To shouts of “shame” and “fix”, members of East Yorkshire’s planning committee voted unanimously this morning to approve Rathlin Energy’s application for up to two more exploratory gas wells at West Newton north of Hull. The decision came despite an appeal by the local councillor to refuse the […]
In a statement issued this afternoon, Cuadrilla responded to the refusal by Lancashire County Council of its plans for Grange Hill site at Singleton.
Councillors on Lancashire County Council’s development control committee refused permission today for shale gas testing at Cuadrilla’s site at Singleton in the Fylde.
The onshore oil and gas company, UKOG, announced today it is hiring a US specialist to assess the results from the Horse Hill well drilled last year near Horley in Surrey.
Public Health England (PHE) has called for more controls on testing Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe to protect people from possible pollution threats. Responding to the company’s latest planning application, the organisation (established last year to protect and improve the nation’s health) recommended: Further checks on the […]
West Sussex County Council has apologised to Balcombe residents for mistakes made during the summer when Cuadrilla drilled an exploration oil well on the edge of the village. Louise Goldsmith, the county council leader, told a public meeting of villagers on December 5th that the summer’s drilling had […]