A community group has been granted a hearing date in its legal battle to overturn a planning inspector’s decision to approve proposals for a test drilling well in Rotherham.
Rothbiz reported in April that the oil and gas exploration and production business, INEOS, submitted an updated travel plan regarding its proposed development at Harhill, leaving Rotherham Council in a difficult position just weeks before a public inquiry.
The inquiry took place in June and Harthill Against Fracking (HAF) group say that because of the late evidence and their outstanding request for an adjournment, which was not decided upon until the first day of the hearing, they did not know the full case they had to meet until the inquiry had started. Consequently, they were unable to adduce evidence or make submissions, informed by an expert, in relation to opposing INEOS’ case.
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