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Concerns raised over INEOS planning appeal

The decision by INEOS’ oil and gas exploration and production business to attempt to go straight to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for a decision on its proposed test well in Rotherham has been met with disappointment and concern. Rothbiz reported … Continue reading

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INEOS set to sidestep Rotherham planning authority

INEOS’ oil and gas exploration and production business looks set to go over the heads of the planning authority in Rotherham and go straight to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for a decision on its Harthill test well, having encountered “unreasonable … Continue reading

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Ineos requests Planning Inspectorate ruling on fracking applications

THE firm hoping to bring fracking to Rotherham has asked the Government to rule on an application to drill in Harthill. Ineos Shale has written to the Planning Inspectorate over its plans for a 60-metre rig under land off Common … Continue reading

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Time to drop this obsession with fracking… We don’t want to be the ‘dirty man of Europe’

JUST what is going on with the UK energy policy? Scotland announces ban on fracking – should Yorkshire follow suit? Confusion reigns in the corridors of power with contradiction at every turn on the UK’s energy needs. Recent reports released … Continue reading

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Woodsetts anti-fracking group’s advice for objections

WOODSETTS Against Fracking will hold two drop-in sessions to give advice on objecting to the planning proposals. Ineos Shale is to submit an application for an exploration well on land to the south of Dinnington Road in the village. The … Continue reading

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‘Frackoween’ anti-shale gas protest in Woodsetts

A “FRACKOWEEN” event will protest the proposed drilling for shale gas in Rotherham. Prizes will be given for the best Fracula and Frackenstein at the meeting in Woodsetts. Joe Corre, the activist son of Vivienne Westwood, will talk to concerned … Continue reading

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Councillors can only ban fracking on public land

FRACKING was given the thumbs-down from councillors this week – but they only have the power to ban it on public land. They decided that shale gas mining will not be allowed on any land owned or controlled by Rotherham … Continue reading

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