Woodsetts residents cheered outside Rotherham Town Hall this lunchtime after the council’s second vote against Ineos shale gas plans for their village.
An opponent of Ineos plans to explore for shale gas in Derbyshire was knocked down by a tractor during a protest yesterday, according to eyewitnesses.
A resident of the South Yorkshire village of Harthill has taken the first step in an attempt to overturn the planning permission for Ineos’s local shale gas scheme.
The inquiry into plans by INEOS to drill for shale gas at Harthill in south Yorkshire reaches its second day.
Live news updates: Rotherham councillors vote unanimously against INEOS shale gas plans for Woodsetts
Live updates on the Rotherham Borough Council meeting discussing the INEOS planning application for a shale gas well at Woodsetts.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said this morning it estimated fracking would begin between April and June this year.
Aurora Energy Resources has told residents it is planning to drill and frack two wells near the west Lancashire village of Great Altcar, on the edge of Formby.