Concert held in ongoing protest over gas test-drilling plans

Campaigners in the Vale of Glamorgan have staged a concert in an ongoing protest over plans to test-drill for shale gas in the area, which they fear could lead to the controversial process of fracking.

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Campaigners call on Vale Council to reject gas drill plans

Anti-fracking campaigners in the Vale Of Glamorgan are tonight demonstrating in Barry, to demand that councillors turn down plans to test drill at three sites.

The Brigend company Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd wants to carry out exploratory tests at locations including Llandow and Llantrithyd. It also has plans to test drill near Llantrisant.

The protest group Villages Against Drilling says exploratory drilling for gas will spoil the countryside, but those in favour dismiss the environmental concerns, saying test drilling is a step on the road to fracking which in turn could provide vital affordable energy.

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