Thursday, September 24, 2020

Frustration for fracking firm as expansion decision deferred by council

Oil and gas exploration firm Egdon Resources PLC has expressed frustration after its application to extend its Lincolnshire planning permission to drill a well, until December 2020, was deferred, with a decision due after a site visit.

Egdon had applied to extend the planning permission to drill an exploratory conventional oil well on the farmland in North Kelsey in Lincolnshire but decision, however, was deferred at a meeting of the Lincolnshire County Council Planning Committee on Monday pending a site visit.

Egdon Managing Director Mark Abbott said: “The deferral is frustrating given the strong case presented and the positive recommendation of Lincolnshire County Council’s planning officer in respect of the application,” .

“We will provide an update once we know when Egdon’s application will be heard at Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Committee Meeting.”

A decision by the council will be taken after the site visit has been completed.

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