Date set for public inquiry into INEOS’ Rotherham plans

A date has been set for the public inquiry on the determination of INEOS’ proposals for a shale gas test drilling well in Harthill.

Last week, the planning board at Rotherham Council confirmed its objections to the plans for a site between the villages of Harthill and Thorpe Salvin that involves building a drilling rig and drilling vertically, deep into the ground to find out how much gas is in the shale.

The members agreed with the authority’s planning officers who put forward reasons why the application would be refused based on concerns over the impact on the highways and on ecological surveys and assessments undertaken by the applicant that “fall considerably short.”

With INEOS submitting an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate last year, it essentially meant that the application was refused.

Read on… http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2018/01/news-5886-date-set-for-public-inquiry.html

1 thought on “Date set for public inquiry into INEOS’ Rotherham plans

  1. “The members agreed with the authority’s planning officers who put forward reasons why the application would be refused …”

    This so reminds me of the noddin dog thing that people used to have in their cars.

    Yuss Mr planning hoffiser, yur very wize, yus, that’s why we pay you your ridiculously high celery.

    Just ask anybody when the last time was that the weeping chairman challenged a planning hoffiser.

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