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09/06/2022

Recovered appeal: Andrew rules that well exploration would have greenhouse gas impact

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Stanlow oil refinery, Ellesmere port / steve-bridge: Shutterstock: 1054606799
Housing minister Stuart Andrew has backed an inspector’s recommendation to refuse hydrocarbon testing at an existing well in Ellesmere Port after it was found that operations could impact mental health in the community, as well as increase greenhouse gas emissions.
LOCATIONLand at Ellesmere Port Wellsite, Portside North, Ellesmere Port, CheshireAUTHORITYCheshire West and Chester CouncilINSPECTORBrian CookPROCEDURERecovered appealsDECISIONDismissed REFERENCEAPP/A0665/W/18/3207952Island Gas Ltd sought permission to mobilise drilling equipment on the site, including a 33-metre workover rig, in order to run tests to establish whether or not hydrocarbon........
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