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Derbyshire fracking exploration given permission

Published 17th August 2018

Planning permission has been granted to a petrochemical company to look for shale gas deposits near a Derbyshire village. Derbyshire County Council had rejected a bid from INEOS for exploratory mining close to Marsh Lane, near Eckington, north of Chesterfield, in February. However, the firm has successfully appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. Councillor Martyn Ford, chair of the county council's planning committee, said it was a "very disappointing result for the residents of Marsh Lane".

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