Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) can advise the forward plan for the Wressle oil field development following the decision made by the Planning Inspector issued on 4 January 2018, to reject the appeals by Egdon against the two planning refusals by North Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee.
- Having taken legal and planning advice and having fully considered the specific reasons for rejection of the appeals as set out by the Inspector in his Decision Notice, the Company can advise that it will now:Prepare and submit a new planning application to North Lincolnshire Council seeking its consent for the Wressle oil field development. This application, which will be submitted prior to the expiry of the current planning consent, will address in detail all matters highlighted by the Inspector in his Decision Notice to dismiss the appeals; and
- Prepare and submit a new application to North Lincolnshire Council to extend the current planning consent (which now expires on 28 April 2018 following our successful appeal) to ensure that North Lincolnshire Council has sufficient time for consideration of the new application and to maintain consent for the current site.
We remain fully prepared to take these new planning applications through the appeals process should they be delayed or refused.
In addition, we continue to take legal advice in respect of the Decision Notice.
Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
“Egdon and its joint venture partners remain fully committed to the Wressle project and the proposed new application will address the limited reasons for refusal highlighted by the Inspector. I look forward to updating the market on Wressle in due course.
Elsewhere within Egdon’s extensive portfolio, the coming period will see potentially high impact drilling activity at Springs Road, Biscathorpe, Holmwood and possibly North Kelsey, and the results of workovers at Fiskerton Airfield. We are also developing plans for the Keddington, Kirkleatham, Dukes Wood/Kirklington and Waddock Cross fields which will benefit from the improving oil price.”
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) can advise that the Planning Inspectorate has issued its decision in respect of the Wressle Planning Inquiry. The decision made by the Inspector is to reject the appeals by Egdon against the two planning refusals by North Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Committee in respect of the development of the Wressle oil discovery in licences PEDL180 and PEDL182.
However, the Planning Inspectorate has advised that it did uphold Egdon’s appeal against the decision to refuse the application to retain the existing planning for the well site, which is now retained until the 28 April 2018.
Mark Abbott Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
“The decision of the Planning Inspectorate is clearly highly disappointing given the strong case presented at the inquiry, the previous positive recommendations of North Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Officer in respect of the applications and the issue of an Environmental Permit for the proposed development which was determined after an extensive and thorough review of our proposals.
The Planning Inspectorate’s decision to uphold our appeal for the extension of the original Wressle exploration well planning consent gives us some time to consider our next steps.
We will now take the opportunity to consider in detail the reasons for the refusals as contained in the decision notice and review the options available to us. We will provide a further update in the next few days.”
The Directors of Egdon Resources plc are pleased to announce that at the Annual General Meeting held at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright on 7 December 2017, all resolutions put before shareholders at the meeting were duly passed.
At the meeting, Managing Director Mark Abbott presented a review of the business. The presentation will be available and can be accessed from the Company’s website: www.egdon-resources.com.
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% interest in Promote Licence P2304 (UKCS Block 41/24) from Arenite Petroleum Limited (“Arenite”) and Europa Oil & Gas Limited (“Europa”). P2304 is located to the immediate south of Egdon’s 100% owned licence P1929 (UKCS Blocks 41/18 and 41/19) offshore North Yorkshire, which contains the 1966 Resolution gas discovery. (Read more…)