Altcar Moss (North West)

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Update Sept 2019 – West Lancs Councillors have voted to oppose this application, read more here.

On 27 June 2019 Aurora Energy confirmed it was seeking consent to drill, frack for shale gas and test two exploratory boreholes at Sutton Lane near Great Altcar village and would be submitting a planning application to Lancashire County Council.

Aurora is controlled by oil millionaire Larry Kinch, who owns over two thirds of shares in the company. Read more

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Aurora Energy ResourcesSCP/2018/0001Scoping Opinion Request For The Construction Of A Well Pad, Drilling And Hydraulic Fracturing Of Two Exploratory Boreholes, Testing Procedures And Restoration Of Site04/01/201827/03/2018Pre-planningClosed
Aurora Energy ResourcesLCC/2019/0037CONSTRUCTION OF A TEMPORARY WELLSITE AND ASSOCIATED ACCESS TRACK, DRILL, HYDRAULICALLY STIMULATE AND TEST TWO PETROLEUM EXPLORATION BOREHOLES INCLUDING DRILLING RIG (MAXIMUM HEIGHT 60M) AND ASSOCIATED PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, FOLLOWED BY WELLSITE RESTORATION.27/06/201927/11/2019ApplicationClosed

Environmental Permits

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