Comments Still Being Accepted on Derbyshire Fracking Application

Comments on a planning application for an exploratory well for shale gas at Bramleymoor Lane, near Marsh Lane in Derbyshire are still being accepted despite the formal consultation period having ended. The application, the first of its kind in Derbyshire, was submitted by INEOS. The official deadline for objections was 10th August 2017 but comments are still being taken via the council’s website.

Anyone can object to a planning application, though more weight is given to people directly affected, such as local residents. Derbyshire County Council's Planning Committee will make the decision to approve or reject the application, although the Government can ultimately overrule a decision to reject fracking, as they have done in Lancashire.

Transition Chesterfield has produced guidance on objecting to the application on their website. All information relating to the planning application can be found here and here.