Oil & gas firm lodge appeal to get go-ahead for North Lincolnshire site

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 Apr 2017

OIL and gas prospectors have formally lodged an appeal against the refusal by North Lincolnshire Council to allow production to start on a field at Wressle, near Broughton.

In January, council planners in Scunthorpe over-ruled by seven votes to three a recommendation from officers to give the go-ahead for Egdon Resources plc oil and gas production at Wressle.

They did so after expressing concern about a lack of information on ground contamination and how the operation would affect the local community and the economy.

A planning notice in today's paper (Thursday, April 6) says the firm "is appealing to the Secretary of State against the decision of the council".

Members of the public can inspect copies of the application, the plans and other documents submitted with it at the Civic Centre on Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, until May 5.

Anyone who wishes to make representations about the appeal, should write to the Secretary of State at Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN or online at gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate by May 5.

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