Scottish Power, Hatfield Moor Gas Storage Facility, URGENT HELP REQUIRED!!! Protest, Sunday 11th October


Scottish Power, the current owners of the site, have just submitted a planning application to DONCASTER METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL seeking permission to both extend, and reinstate a naturally occurring gas field situated under the area. The site stands adjacent to a small residential estate, a couple of prisons, and a NATURE RESERVE which already is designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

During the construction phase of the project, Scottish Power themselves admit that they will be running drilling operations 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, for at least 10 months.What effect will this have on local residents, wildlife and environment.Also, the original geological survey of the area to which Scottish Power base their planning application is some 30 yrs old now and has been shown to have been riddled with flawed data in any case.
In addition, our local MP, who initially seemed happy to support us, appears to have changed sides, hmm, interesting but not surprising!

We have arranged the first of many peaceful protests, which is to be held on Sunday 11th October, starting at 2pm, meeting up point: Lindholme 'Green Gym' Playing Field, Lindholme, Doncaster, South Yorks (adjacent to Lindholme Immigration removal centre. DN7 postcode. Support desperately needed!!!).

As I mentioned earlier, we are a small community, with little chance of successfully holding any real form of protest on our own, so any support would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks