Bramleymoor Lane

INEOS has submitted a planning application to explore shale gas reserves on privately-owned land off Bramleymoor Lane, between the villages of Apperknowle and Marsh Lane.


The site is located 0.5km to the south-west of Marsh Lane, near Eckington, in North East Derbyshire District. This proposal involves underground drilling and investigation but not the process of fracking.

View a map of the proposed drilling site (opens in a new window).

We held a public consultation about the proposals and we are currently considering the responses but you can still view and comment on the planning application (opens in a new window).

The application will be considered by our planning committee in the new year and we expect to be able to confirm a date soon. We'll advertise the date as soon as we have the details.

In February 2017, we decided an environmental impact assessment was not needed for this proposal. In June 2017, a Government minister gave a direction which came to the same conclusion.

INEOS may or may not decide to apply for planning permission to carry out further investigations at the site in the future. An assessment may be needed if INEOS decides to apply for any other planning permission.

Find out more in our latest media release.

Information that we've received from INEOS about the Bramleymoor Lane site near Marsh Lane, along with our detailed decision and the Government minister's direction about the environmental impact assessment is attached to this page.

Read about the planning process to find out what happens next.

Related documents

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