Councillors approve shale gas exploration wells in North Nottinghamshire

Councillors have approved plans for exploratory shale gas wells in north Nottinghamshire.

Two wells will be dug on land off Springs Road in Misson, south east of Doncaster, by energy firm IGas Energy.

Campaigners against the plans congregated outside Nottinghamshire County Council's headquarters while the plans were discussed and approved by the planning and licensing committee seven votes to four.

The authority said no hydraulic fracturing - known as fracking - is included in the proposals, which are subject to legal agreements.