© 2018 by Woodsetts Against Fracking

PLANNING APPLICATION RESPONSE

INEOS have submitted a second planning application to build a shale gas exploratory well on the western outskirts of the village. All objections made to the first application will not count against this application.

 

The exploratory well could be here for up to five years and at peak levels this will involve 60 HGV movements through the centre of the village per day, the installation of a 60m drilling rig approx. two-thirds the height of Big Ben, and the operation of the industrial facility 24/7 producing noise and light pollution. This work is intended to identify whether there is sufficient shale gas in the area to move forward to full fracking, which is already licenced by the government for a further 25 years following the construction of an industrial-scale extraction facility. To stop this happening, we must stop this planning application being approved.

 

We need as many people as possible to object to the planning application, to give us the best chance of stopping it. There are three ways you can do this.

All objections have to be submitted by before the hearing early September so please aim for end August 2018, and one can be done by each member of your household.

1. This is the simplest way. Click the  button below, the online form will open in a new window. Complete it and press Submit. We will then get the form to you either in person, or by email, to be signed. 

2. You can print off a blank form. Click the  PDF button to the left, to see a blank template that you can complete and post to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE 

2. You can print off a blank form. Click the  PDF button to the left, to see a blank template that you can complete and post to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE 

3. You can write your own objection from scratch. Click the  button below for guidance on how to approach and submit this.

Click on the RMBC logo on the left to see the INEOS planning application.