Posts Tagged ‘shale gas exploration’

Dismay over shale gas Planning Inquiry decision

July 6, 2012

Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan has expressed his dismay at the decision by the Planning Inspector to grant planning permission for the exploration for shale gas at a bore hole in Llandow.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Planning Councillors had turned down the application for an exploratory bore hole to search for shale gas at the site in the Western Vale during 2011.  

The Vale MP, along with many residents, businesses and local campaigners had submitted their objections to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the Public Inquiry process.  Read more →

Shale Gas exploration application in the Vale goes to Appeal

February 1, 2012

Vale MP Alun Cairns expressed his concern upon receiving confirmation that Coastal Oil & Gas, the company behind a controversial gas drilling scheme in Llandow is appealing the Vale Council’s rejection of its plans to the Welsh Government. 

Mr Cairns is keen for local residents and businesses to submit their representations and opinions with Welsh Government’s Planning Inspectorate by the 14th February 2012.   

To make a written representation you can do so by using this generic letter which you can then personalise with your own views and concerns or visit the Planning Inspectorate website  to register your views. 

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Concerns over gas exploration in the Vale

August 31, 2011


Local MP, Alun Cairns and Vale Says No campaigner Louise Evans met this week to consider the best approach to object to the planning application to explore for gas in the Vale.  Read more →