At our Tinker Lane site, situated in North Nottinghamshire near Blyth, a planning application to drill a single well along with accompanying ground water monitoring boreholes was submitted in May 2016. In March 2017, following a recommendation by Planning Officers to grant consent, planning permission was granted, also subject to the completion of a S106 legal agreement.
This, along with our Springs Road site, will help us to understand the shale gas potential in the region and more widely. There is a pressing need to deliver lower carbon energy that is home grown, provides important energy security for the future alongside economic benefits to the local communities as well as the country as a whole. Depending on the results of these wells we may submit planning applications to carry out hydraulic fracturing in the future.
During the course of 2016 we have continued with an extensive community engagement programme in the area, with a dedicated Community Liaison representative living within the community and holding regular Community Liaison Group meetings and public events. We distributed two newsletters to over 5,000 people in the area and continue to engage with the community, businesses and other stakeholders who have an interest in these developments.
To see a copy of the brochure which contains all information from the Tinker Lane event, please click here.
Click here to see the North Nott’s update newsletter distributed in June 2016.