UK Onshore Oil & Gas: Planning and Environment Summit
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Birmingham
Neil McBride has been the Planning Manager at Lincolnshire County Council for the past 10 years. He is responsible for the majority of planning functions undertaken by the County Council including processing of minerals and waste planning applications, the Council’s own developments, the Lincolnshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan and monitoring and enforcement matters. He has over 25 years’ experience of processing applications for oil and gas developments in Lincolnshire from small exploration development sites to a large underground gas storage facility. This included acting as the Council’s lead witness in a public inquiry for underground gas storage development.
More recently he has being the Council’s principal contact for unconventional oil and gas developments in Lincolnshire and led a training programme for Councillors and Officers within his organisation to prepare them for receiving planning applications for developments of this nature.
Lincolnshire has a long history of oil and gas developments and is often close to the top of the table for the number of oil and gas applications received by Minerals Planning Authorities.