Map of UK Fracking Sites


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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Planning ID Submitted Decision Status Consultation
IGas EnergySprings RoadShale (Proposed)ExplorationPreparationES/337915/10/2015TBAApplicationOBJECT NOW
Cuadrilla ResourcesLand North Of Preston New RoadShale (Proposed)AppraisalNoneAPP/Q2371/W/15/313092313/08/2015TBAAppealOBJECT NOW
Cuadrilla ResourcesLand At Roseacre WoodShale (Proposed)AppraisalNoneAPP/Q2371/W/15/313092413/08/2015TBAAppealOBJECT NOW
Third EnergyKirby Misperton 1 Wellsite (East)Shale (Drilled)AppraisalEmptyNY/2015/0233/ENV29/07/201520/05/2016ApplicationOBJECT NOW

Environmental Permits

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Planning Permissions

Shale Oil & Gas:

ShaleKeyProposed / Granted / Drilled
ShaleLiveLocationsKeyGranted /Drilled
Abandoned, Expired, Withdrawn

Coal Bed Methane:

CBMKeyProposed / Granted / Drilled
Granted / Drilled
Abandoned, Expired, Withdrawn

Waste disposal sites:

WasteKeyUnder consideration / Proposed / Active

Coal Authority Licenses

Underground Coal Gasification:

UCGKeyProposed / Granted

DECC Petroleum Exploration & Development Licenses

Colour coded by company: Cuadrilla Resources, Island Gas (IGas), Dart Energy, Reach CSG, Coastal Oil and Gas, UK Methane, Celtique Energie, Alkane Energy, Egdon Resources, Europa Oil & Gas, Aurora Petroleum, Magellan Petroleum, Norwest Energy and other companies.

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Live Planning Applications:

Lancashire County Council (LCC/2014/0096) for a frack pad off Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton on the Fylde in Lancashire. A second application for a similar site near Roseacre, about 5 miles to the northwest, has just been submitted but is not yet public. An ancillary application (LCC/2014/0097) deals with constructing a seismic monitoring array comprising 90 buried, and surface monitors within 2.5 miles of the site. Read more here…

Cuadrilla Resources have previously obtained planning permission for 5 sites in the Blackpool area. They have completed drilling and fracked the Preese Hall well (causing several earthquakes) and drilled the Grange Road,¬†Marsh Road and Anna’s Road wells. With only one rig at present they will need to drill the wells sequentially.

  • Preese Hall, Weeton – Well drilled, fracked and damaged. Site to be abandoned.
  • Grange Road, Singleton – Well drilled, not yet fracked (Extension LCC/2014/0084)
  • Marsh Road, Banks –¬†Well drilled, not yet fracked (Extension LCC/2014/0047)
  • Anna’s Road, Westby – Well drilled. Site to be abandoned.
  • Inskip Road, Wharles – No work started

Cheshire and Staffordshire: Island Gas (IGas) has planning permission for a number of coal bed methane wells. Greenpark energy has planning permission for a number of coal bed methane wells.

Kent: Coastal Oil & Gas Ltd have put in an application on to drill core samples through coal and shale strata at a site near Woodnesborough.

Scotland: Dart Energy has permission to drill 12 coal bed methane wells north of Falkirk near Airth and one on the site of Longannet Power Station in Fife. Greenpark Energy has permission to drill 17 coal bed methane wells near Canonbie in Dumbfries and Galloway.

South Wales: Coastal Oil & Gas Ltd has obtained planning permission to drill core samples for shale at a site near Maesteg, Bridgend in South Wales. UK Methane has planning permission to drill one shale gas well near Maesteg and one well near Glynneath. UK Methane also has permission for one coal bed methane well near Cwmafan and 6 wells north of Swansea.

Sussex: Cuadrilla Resources has obtained planning permission to drill for shale gas at a site near Balcombe in West Sussex.

Planning Applications

Lancashire County Council 05/11/0431 – In Lancashire Cuadrilla Resources has applied to extend the testing period at the Preese Hall well (the source of the earthquakes) for 12 months. It is unclear when the planning application will be decided.

Vale of Glamorgan Council 2011/00812/FUL – In South Wales, Coastal Oil & Gas Ltd has applied for permission to drill core samples of Limestone shales at the Llandow Industrial Estate. The application has been turned down but the company is appealing.

Bath & North East Somerset Council 12/04304/FUL – UK Methane have applied for permission to test and drill into coal seams in Keynsham, near Bristol.