The planning sub-committee at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury unanimously rejected Dart Energy’s proposal to drill for gas on Brooklands Farm. The paid officials were all recommending that the decision should be the other way.
Local residents and workers on the road next to the proposed site yesterday.
The reasons given by the councillors for refusal were technically not considered good enough by the Council’s legal team, and another meeting of the planning sub-committee will be held in the next few weeks for the reasons given to be phrased in the correct planning jargon.
From there who knows what will happen?
Dart Energy could appeal. The Council could appeal to a higher court and so on.
The war is not over yet, but an important battle won.
Well done everybody.
Let’s hope Owen Paterson spits into his soup when he hears the news. I can’t see anyone voting for him to remain our local MP next May. His behaviour has been appalling over this.
Credit to Councillor Keith Barrow for taking a stand on this issue in the media, and Cllr Steve Davenport for his continual campaigning and speaking today so persuasively on this issue.
REPORT FROM FRACKFREEDUDLESTON