Nottinghamshire County Council Approves Plans for Shale Gas Drilling

  • Date: 23/03/17
  • Nottingham Post

Councillors have approved plans for shale gas drilling to be carried out in Nottinghamshire for the second time in four months.

Artist's impression of what the site at Tinker Lane could look like

Artist’s impression of what the site at Tinker Lane could look like

Dart Energy has been given the green light by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill an exploratory for shale gas well on land off the A634 between Barnby Moor and Blyth.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a system employed to recover gas and oil from shale rock.

The company will now be allowed to explore for shale gas, although no hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is otherwise known, can be undertaken.

However, if a source of shale gas is found, it is possible that fracking could take place at the site, in Tinker Lane, in the future.

The application was approved yesterday by the county council’s planning and licensing committee, which lasted seven hours.

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