Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge plans for oilfiield in Lincolnshire Wolds

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Permission granted for judicial review after Planning Inspectorate overturned local council’s decision to reject plan

Campaigners have been given permission to challenge plans for a new oilfield in an area of outstanding natural beauty – which they say threatens one of England’s “hidden rural treasures”.

The proposed oil-drilling operation is in Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an important habitat for nature and wildlife that has been officially designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

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