Derbyshire planning committee opposes INEOS Shale’s tests for fracking

Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee has voted to oppose INEOS Shale’s plans to carry out tests for potential fracking in Marsh Lane. They rejected the recommendation of the council’s planning officers that an application by INEOS would be acceptable if “strict planning controls” are put in place. INEOS Shale intends to erect a drilling rig […]

INEOS granted licence for exploratory borehole in Derbyshire

INEOS has been granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole at a site in Derbyshire. The Environment Agency’s ‘Standard Rules’ permit allows the petrochemicals giant to carry out drilling, waste management and low risk testing at its Bramleymoor Lane site, near the village of Marsh Lane. It does not however allow fracking. The […]