Dear Oil and Gas Authority,
You recently responded to Mr. John Wilkinson under your FOI reference: FOI-2018-0052, who had asked:
"Can you please confirm whether any change has been made to the obligation agreed with Aurora in October 2017 requiring the company to submit a planning application before the 30th September 2018 in relation to part A of the PEDL area?"
You confirmed that Aurora Energy Resources had applied to the OGA to "change the
Retention Area Work Plan timing and the OGA is considering that request".
"This concludes the OGA’s handling of your request ."
The timing requirement in question was to submit a planning application before the 30th September 2018. Lancashire County Council have confirmed to me that they have not received a planning application from Aurora and are not expecting anything in the next few weeks. This takes us past 31st October and into November. Therefore, I must conclude that you have indeed considered and adjudicated upon Aurora's request to change the timing obligation as regards a planning application. Considering LCC issued a Scoping Report letter on 27th March 2018, some 7 months ago, residents in PEDL 164 and environs have a right to know full details of the change requested by Aurora and what the OGA has allowed. Therefore I request full details together with copies of correspondence relating to background to the request for a "change", the outcome of the request and where it has been published for public access.
Thank you for your attention to my FOI request.
Dear Ms Mills,
Please find attached a response from the OGA to your FOI request.
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