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e-Petition: Unconventional Oil and Gas Planning Applications.

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We the undersigned call upon the Minister for Natural Resources to amend the THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (NOTIFICATION) (UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS) (WALES) DIRECTION 2015 to call in all Planning Applications for Unconventional Oil and Gas development including exploratory drilling for Shale Gas, Coal Bed Methane and Underground Coal Gasification, to the Minister.

At present the Direction only relates to applications involving certain unconventional extraction techniques where the Local Planning Authority is inclined to approve the application.

The current Direction does not apply to Underground Coal Gasification, the impacts of which would be equally damaging to the environment and communities. Nor does it apply to exploratory drilling or test drilling. There are growing concerns about the impact of exploratory drilling, particularly around noise, traffic, disturbance of water courses, the potential for seismic disturbance, industrialisation of the countryside and the impact on house prices.

If there is an effective moratorium on extraction, then what is the purpose of exploration? Allowing exploration to proceed when, at present, extraction will be prohibited is perverse and illogical.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Closed by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 14/07/2015
Open until midday on: 14/09/2015


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1255

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Beth Whelan Vale of Glamorgan 14/09/2015
Eleanor Leah Chell Cardiff South and Penarth 14/09/2015
Anonymous Arfon 14/09/2015
James Foxhall Cardiff Central 14/09/2015
Lucy jane Simmonds Pontypridd 14/09/2015
Laura Gulliford Cardiff Central 14/09/2015
Scott Travers Cardiff Central 14/09/2015
alwyn pritchard Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14/09/2015
Billy Pezzack Cardiff South and Penarth 14/09/2015
Kate Wheeler Ogmore 14/09/2015
Brett Sawmy Cardiff South and Penarth 14/09/2015
ann pritchard Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14/09/2015
Matilda Rhode Ogmore 14/09/2015
Anonymous Bridgend 14/09/2015
Helen Finney Gower 14/09/2015
Giselle Hodgkinson Bridgend 14/09/2015
Clare Barrett Cardiff North 14/09/2015
Anonymous Bridgend 14/09/2015
Eryl Bryn Davies Arfon 14/09/2015
Jamie Gilchrist Ogmore 14/09/2015
Richard Chitty Cardiff West 14/09/2015
Blanche Rowen Cardiff West 14/09/2015
Darren James Cardiff Central 14/09/2015
Laura morgan Vale of glamorgan 14/09/2015
Nic Rhode Ogmore 14/09/2015

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