September 7, 2018



Planning officers opened the session with a recommendation that the application was approved as it did not contravene any planning regulations, even though they recognised disruption would be in...

June 7, 2018

Two major breaking news events this week; INEOS have published notice that they are submitting new plans for Woodsetts, and today the Planning Inspectorate have approved the appeal for drilling in Harthill. Keep an eye out for our next newsletter which should be droppi...

May 17, 2018

‘Exploratory drilling will be as easy as building a garden wall or conservatory’ – Greenpeace

Fracking opponents have reacted with anger after ministers unveiled measures to help projects through the planning system in England, which campaigners said would make drilling...

March 1, 2018

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council planning board will be meeting on Thursday 8 March 2018, at 10:30am at the Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH to decide whether to approve INEOS' initial plans towards fracking in Woodsetts, South Yorkshire. These plans...

January 13, 2018

WAF and the Parish Council have just been been notified that there is an Archaeological Survey planned by Ineos on the fields adjacent to Dewidales Wood (the potential fracking site) commencing this Monday 15th January.

Unfortunately this was only advised to us on Frida...

January 9, 2018

Over the past few months, the Woodsetts Against Fracking group have been working with local residents to produce personalised letters of objection to Ineos’ plans to drill an exploratory well looking for shale gas. This exploratory well would ultimately lead to frackin...

December 29, 2017

How about a New Year's Resolution that you can complete before 6th January ?

As the planning decision at the end of January gets nearer, it's your last chance to submit an objection letter to help stop INEOS' plans. The more objections we submit the better, and every on...

November 6, 2017

Kevin Barron has broken his 3 month public silence on the topic of fracking locally, citing a series of actions which only focus on finding and sharing information on the subject.  The Woodsetts Against Fracking (WAF) action group rejects his commentary as ignoring his...

October 18, 2017

ROTHERHAM councillors formally ruled out fracking on public land at a meeting earlier today.

The dominant Labour group on Rotherham Borough Council had proposed a motion not to allow drilling for shale gas on council-owned or council-controlled land in the borough. Prop...

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