The Parish Councils have recently been commenting on the proposals submitted by IGas with regard to discharge of planning conditions as imposed by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). This activity is mentioned in the update email received from IGas by the CLG today. The email reads on behalf of the developer Dart Energy/IGas and updates the CLG on the activities as they unfold at Tinker Lane.
Discharging of Planning Conditions:
We have now submitted the last of the discharge documents to Nottinghamshire County Council. They can be found at the bottom of the “documents” tab here: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planningsearch/plandisp.aspx?AppNo=ES/3524
The guideline turnaround time for these is usually 28 though it could be less or, equally, it could be more. IGas will keep the CLG updated on progress.
As some of you are aware, we requested a non-material amendment to the planning permission that relates to the closure of the layby near the site. This has now been accepted and the result is that the layby should now only be closed during the construction, drilling and restoration phases with the plan now being that it will be open during the evaluation stage. This should dramatically reduce the length of time it is closed.
With regards to the site, the crops were taken in about two weeks ago by the farmer with the areas of the field not under our planning permission being put back into work.
We’ve pegged out some site boundaries and begun some very initial site investigations to inform the final design of the well pad. Some additional and related work will evident in the coming weeks including a tidy up of the site entrance. These activities require some small machinery (a bobcat and a tractor mounted drill) but it should be noted that neither represents the commencement of site construction. An image of the site taken this week showing some of the marker posts at the site is shown.