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 life of a dormant oil site was extended today for the fourth time by councillors in West Sussex.
Councillors have overwhelmingly backed a time extension at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B exploration site in East Yorkshire.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.
Opponents of 20 years of production and six new wells at an oil field in East Yorkshire have been celebrating the refusal of planning permission.
MPs called on the home secretary tonight to abandon plans to give police greater powers to curtail the right to protest.
Councillors have narrowly turned down plans to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey for a second time.
Horse Hill oil production approved: Campaigners seek legal advice on challenge; “landmark decision”, says company
Plans for 20 years of oil production at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport got the go-ahead from Surrey County Council’s planning committee this lunchtime.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.