Fracking firm frustrated by Lincs County Council

A decision to extend planning permission for Egdon Resources to drill an exploratory conventional oil well on farmland off Smithfield Road, North Kelsey, Lincolnshire to 2020 has been deferred at a meeting of the Lincolnshire County Council Planning Committee.

A decision will be taken once the Planning Committee has undertaken a site visit.

Mark Abbott, managing director of Egdon Resources, said: “Today’s deferral is frustrating given the strong case presented and the positive recommendation of Lincolnshire County Council’s planning officer in respect of the application.

“We will provide an update once we know when Egdon’s application will be heard at Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Committee Meeting.”

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