Opponents of an unauthorised oil well drilled at Brockham in Surrey were visibly shocked by a vote to grant retrospective planning permission today.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.
The UK’s biggest shale gas company, INEOS, has suffered another vote against its exploration plans.
Councillors in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, have rejected proposals to employ a specialist to represent them at a hearing that will decide the area’s fracking policy for the next 20 years.
Members of the Scottish Parliament have backed an indefinite moratorium on fracking and unconventional oil and gas.
Councillors in Surrey approved plans this afternoon for another two wells at the Horse Hill oil exploration site near Gatwick Airport.
The first two shale gas exploration sites in Nottinghamshire got final approval this morning.