Barton Moss Community Fracking Blockade (North West)

In Autumn 2013 IGas Energy began trying to drill a combined coal bed methane (CBM) and Shale Gas exploration well at their fracking site in Barton Moss, Salford near Manchester. The local community mobilised to resist IGas’s plans and a camp was set up outside the site. See Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss and Fracking Threat In The North West for more information about IGas’s drilling program in the area. The fracking site is on fields east of Barton Moss Road near Irlam, Salford. For a history of the site see the News feed. The blockade ended when IGas left with a party on the 12th April 2014. Many people faced charges for trying to stop the drilling, read more…

Planning Applications

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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Planning ID Submitted Decision Status Consultation
IGas EnergyLand To The East Of M62CBM (Drilled)ExplorationAbandoned10/58590/FUL02/02/201017/06/2010GrantedClosed

Environmental Permits

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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Permit ID Comments open Comments deadline Status Consultation
IGas EnergyLand To The East Of M62CBM (Drilled)ExplorationAbandonedEPR/AB3709LD/A00116/09/201317/10/2013GrantedClosed