Petrochemical company INEOS has admitted that it is meeting increasing resistance from farmers to its plans for seismic testing ahead of fracking. More details in Farmers Weekly
Whilst not taking a position for or against fracking, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have written to complain about the manner in which INEOS have been approaching landowners for to access their land. See “CLA condemns fracking company’s approach to land access”
Branded a “nimby” by fellow Conservative Liz Truss because of support for his constituents and their concerns over alleged intimidation by petrochemical company INEOS, Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury visits local farmer whose case he raised in Parliament. More details in Farming UK: https://www.farminguk.com/news/-Nimby-MP-visits-Cheshire-farmer-concerned-with-fracking_48884.html
Petrochemical giant INEOS has been given permission to challenge the National Trust’s refusal to allow access to its land for seismic surveys associated with fracking. More details in Farmers Weekly
The fracking industry is approaching farmers and landowners seeking access for seismic surveys.
Fracking companies want access to land to carry out seismic surveys in order to study the geology in an area. Seismic surveys are often a precursor to fracking taking place in the area being surveyed.
We have been informed by some of our members that land agents engaged by INEOS have been approaching landowners around the Malton, Norton areas and out towards the Yorkshire Wolds in North Yorkshire to negotiate access to land for the purpose of carrying out seismic surveys.
We know that some landowners and farmers are refusing to allow access. You may find our section “Your Rights” helpful, as this relates to access on to land by fracking companies.
As reported in the Sunday Telegraph, the National Trust continues to defend its right to prevent fracking on its land*. Clumber Park general manager Beth Dawson has written to Lynne Campbell, the Planning and Environment Manager at INEOS, making a personal appeal to her to stop the application, and inviting her to visit the estate so she can see the ‘nature-rich oasis’ for herself.
*For an overview of landowner rights in relation to fracking, see http://www.cfoy.org.uk/seismic-surveys/
In a letter to The Times, the National Trust has responded to INEOS’s accusation that it has adopted an “overly and and overtly” political position on fracking. The Swiss petrochemical giant is threatening legal action against the National Trust, following their refusal to allow access for seismic testing.