The Tinker Lane Application we now know is to share Planning Committee time with other planning applications on 20th December. Perhaps the planners are of the belief that the Tinker Lane Application will be less contentious than that for the pending Misson Springs which reconvenes on 15th November. Or maybe the quarrying applications that accompany Tinker Lane will be passed on a nod. I think we can promise the Planning Committee that local residents will be present on 20th December to voice their condemnation of IGas/Engie/INEOS, the parties who form the consortium intent, ultimately, on fracking Tinker Lane.
Interesting that the involvements of the consortium and by implication their financial liabilities are by percentage 55%, 25%, 20%. That puts IGas in front as the majority investor and one wonders where the money is going to come from. We reckon that IGas would have preferred to have held back on Tinker Lane whilst they financed their 32% involvement at Springs Road. However running two significant ventures (follies) together will stretch the company already in dire straits financially. One wonders what payment terms IGas might be looking to agree with its contractors to see it through these activities!
Meanwhile as residents in the vicinity of Springs Road and Tinker Lane we must hope that the NCC Planners turn down the applications and that the decision is again laid at the feet of the Secretary of State. At least by rejecting things locally our Planners are seen to be in step with local sentiment and not complicit in a decision that will see IGas and its fracking chums walking roughshod over, and fracking under, towns and villages throughout Nottinghamshire.