Category Archives: Fracking

Fracking – Ellie Winfield reports:

In response to Pat Ratcliff, Paul Nathanial and Steve Carr I have contacted the Leader of the County Council and Nottinghamshire Labour Group Alan Rhodes and this is his response: “In respect of fracking, there have been no applications to … Continue reading

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Do you want Fracking in Sherwood Forest?

If not then sign a petition here. Since Posting this item Councillor Stan Hepinstall MBE has forwarded the following to us: Final approved Statement related to Sherwood Forest country park: Sally Gill, Head of Planning at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Any … Continue reading

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County Council Submits Replacement Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan

Paul Nathanail, Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum writes: One of the things our County Council does for us is prepare the county minerals plan. Following consultation earlier in the year, the proposed plan has just been submitted to the Secretary of … Continue reading

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Frack Free Nottinghamshire – a public meeting 23 Oct 2015

A Public Meeting about the new fracking licenses in Nottinghamshire will take place Friday 23rd October, 7pm, John Clifford School, Beeston.   This meeting will focus on the Erewash & Broxtowe (including part of Rushcliffe) areas.  (Click here to view licences map on … Continue reading

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Fracking: Further Comment from Nigel Lee, Nottingham Friends of the Earth

Nigel Lee writes: The threat of fracking seems to have caused most response so far in the Beeston – Bramcote – Stapleford area. However, I would suspect we are most likely to see initial exploration in the greenbelt in Rushcliffe … Continue reading

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Fracking: A Personal View From Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor writes: Fracking will cause massive Environmental damage as it will not only pollute the water system but will also cause subsidence and possible earth movements. It will cause air pollution in an age when we are desperately trying … Continue reading

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Fracking: Input from Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson writes: You asked for a bit of light reading… or “substantial evidence”. May I offer the following for starters: The recent Medact report from industry medical professionals:

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Fracking: Nigel Lee, Nottingham Friends of the Earth

Nigel Lee writes: You ask for credible research. Here is a summary of the findings of the State of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation which considers potential environmental impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing and possible mitigation measures and … Continue reading

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Steve Carr: My Thoughts on Fracking

Steve Carr writes: In the Liberal Democrats, it’s not the leader who sets policy, it’s the membership. We fought the election on a platform of cautious support for fracking, that it should go ahead subject to strict regulation. That’s what … Continue reading

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Fracking: Government Publications

To see Government publications, click on the links: Information on exploration, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and approach to the development of shale oil and gas industry in the UK. Developing shale oil and gas in the UK About shale gas and … Continue reading

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To Frack or Not to Frack

You will have seen the comments on the previous post on fracking. You will be aware that I seem to support fracking. That’s not entirely true as I like many others do have serious concerns over a number of environmental … Continue reading

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Fracking and Bramcote

Paul Nathanail writes: The BBC web site reports that ” The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 27 more locations in England where licences to frack for shale oil and gas will be offered.” ( An excellent interactive map of the … Continue reading

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The Green Party – Fracking in Nottinghamshire

Green Party press statement: Nottingham Green Party has said that it finds no reason to be reassured by energy Minister Matthew Hancock’s statement that Government has guidelines on fracking that would protect Britain’s outstanding landscapes and Special Protected Areas. They … Continue reading

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