Decision: 17 March 2015; Approved (Five Years)
Mining Waste Permit: 20 January 2016; Issued – View The Permit
On 20th January 2015, fracking company UK Methane applied for planning permission for a well which will target both the Coal and Shale formations at a site near Pontrhydyfen. An earlier application for the same development was rejected by Neath Port Talbot Council over noise level concerns. This is a significant application in that it is the first ever well to target shale in Wales.
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|UK Methane||P2011/0039||To carry out temporary exploratory borehole investigation for coal bed methane into Westphalian coal measures.||19/01/2011||09/02/2011||Granted||Closed|
|UK Methane||P2014/0217||Temporary permission for the drilling of an exploratory borehole to test the Westphalian and Namurian strata for coal bed methane and shale gases.||27/03/2014||17/04/2014||Rejected||Closed|
|UK Methane||P2015/0031||Temporary permission for the drilling of an exploratory borehole to test the Westphalian and Namurian strata for coal bed methane and shale gases.||14/01/2015||02/03/2015||Granted||Closed|