Belcoo Quarry


Update May 2019 – Tamboran has made an application for a new Petroleum Licence covering a large area to the west of Upper Lough Erne and south of Lower Lough Erne. Find out more about the consultation >>here<<

Tamboran Resources attempted to drill a shale gas exploration well at this site in 2015. The shale exploration well, for which Tamboran was initially not required to obtain planning permission, was to be the first drilled in Ireland. Tamboran planned to drill the well, which is targeted on the Bundoran Shale, to a depth of around 750m. A camp was set up outside the site and the community got organised to resist Tamboran’s plans. After massive community pressure the NI government caved and required Tamboran to seek planning permission, and as a result of being unable to drill the well Tamboran has lost its licence.

Belcoo Quarry, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Tamboran ResourcesBelcooTamboran has today notified DOE of its intention to drill an exploratory borehole in Fermanagh.21/07/201421/07/2014RejectedClosed
Tamboran ResourcesPLA2/16In accordance with the provisions of the Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964, the Department for the Economy (DfE) has received an application from Tamboran Resources (UK) Limited for a Petroleum Licence. DfE has accepted the application as a valid application.07/05/2019TBAPre-planningOBJECTION GUIDANCE

Environmental Permits

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