West Newton-B, East Yorkshire

West Newton B trenching 1

Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B site

Key facts

Address: West Newton B, Crook Lane Burton Constable East Riding Of Yorkshire

Planning applications: 14/04107/STPLF for construction of a well site, erection of a drilling rig to a maximum of 50m with associated plant, equipment and access track followed by well site restoration

Operator: Rathlin Energy

Licence: PEDL183

Status: Approved for oil/gas exploratory drilling, no action

West Newton B location Rathlin Energy


6 November 2018

Evidence that work at West Newton B site has stalled. Rathlin Energy tells East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

“Whilst Rathlin continues to believe that West Newton B represents a very good and viable site, after further evaluation, it has determined that the merits of drilling the second well from West Newton A are significant and represent the best option to move the project forward. Link to correspondence and DrillOrDrop reort

6 December 2017

Rathlin Energy tells residents work on the access road is due to be completed by the end of March 2018. CLG minutes, DrillOrDrop report

2 August 2016

Environment Agency issues environmental permit for two exploratory wells at West Newton B. Details

4 June 2015

East Riding of Yorkshire Council grants planning permission for West Newton B. Details Work is limited to 24 months, must not include fracking and must begin within five years from the date of the permission.

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