Views sought on proposed fracking site in Nottinghamshire

The Environment Agency is inviting views on a proposed fracking site in Nottinghamshire. IGas has applied for relevant permits for the shale gas exploration site at Spring Road Mission. It […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Environment Agency is inviting views on a proposed fracking site in Nottinghamshire.

IGas has applied for relevant permits for the shale gas exploration site at Spring Road Mission.

It plans to carry out drilling of two boreholes to investigate the potential for shale gas.

Following an initial consultation earlier this year on the application for a Mining Waste Permit, the Environment Agency said it intends to grant the permit but is providing an additional chance for further evidence to be submitted that could confirm or change the decision.

It is seeking views from the local community and interested groups until 6th June.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency added: “We insist that where a permit is required our standards are met and that we have evidence that the process can take place safely. After a thorough assessment of the application, we are confident that the right conditions have been set to ensure that people and the environment are protected.

“On the evidence we have received so far, we will be granting the permit for these two exploratory boreholes. We would also expect that if the site is found to have the potential for shale gas extraction, that there will be more permit applications and consultations in the future.”

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