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Planning and Licensing Committee to continue consideration of shale gas exploratory drilling plans

Nottinghamshire County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee will continue its consideration of a planning application to drill the county’s first exploratory hydrocarbon wells on 15 November 2016.

No hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking – is included in the proposals.

Consideration of the application by Island Gas Ltd, to drill up to twoexploratory hydrocarbon wells on land off Springs Road, Misson in Bassetlaw, was adjourned at the Planning and Licensing Committee meeting on 5 October.

The adjournment was made to enable the Committee to receive legal advice on a late representation by Friends of the Earth, on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Prior to the suspension of the meeting, councillors heard presentations from County Council planners, Misson Parish Council, Misson Community Action Group, Frack Free Nottinghamshire, Island Gas Ltd, UK Onshore Oil and Gas (the industry body) and members of the public.

The Committee’s consideration of the application will recommence at the stage it was adjourned.

View the Planning and Licensing Committee agenda and reports.