Object to the Rathlin Energy planning application

Notice of the Rathlin Energy planning application (E/2013/0093/F)  to drill an exploratory oil/gas well was made in the Ballycastle Chronicle dated 11th July. It gave 14 days for submission of written comments. However, the company has been asked to provide more information by 9th August, and objection letters can be submitted until a determination is made, so please continue to lodge your objections. We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Please read https://notofracking.com/2013/07/01/rathlin-energy-planning-application-what-next/ and the objection letters below, to find out what is proposed and why residents are not happy about it.

An information leaflet and poster have also been prepared by the Ballinlea Residents Association. Please feel free to share them.

Ballinlea Residents Leaflet             Ballinlea Residents Poster

Sample Objection Letters

Here are some sample objection letters you can use, prepared by the Ballinlea Residents Group and others:

  1. First objection letter – short doc version or pdf version
  2. Second objection letter – comprehensive (& long) docx version  or  pdf version
  3. Third objection letter – wildlife focus doc version  or  pdf version
  4. Friends of the Earth NI objection letter – doc version or pdf version
  5. Health related objection letter (Dr Geralyn McCarron) – doc version or pdf version

Please complete your name and address (not possible electronically in pdf versions, but you could rename the document to include your name if you plan to email it)

and either:

  • email to:  mineralsenquiries@doeni.gov.uk

or

  • print out and post to (address on letter):

Mr Hamilton
Principal Planning Officer
Strategic Planning Division
Millenium House
17-25 Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7BN

More sample letters will be added which will include more detailed objections. You can send more than one version to the DOE – they understand that people may make a number of additional objections as new information comes to light.

Please feel free to adapt your letter/email to include your own points of objection.

If you’d like to also send your objection to MLAs, newspapers, councillors etc, please do. Here are some additional email addresses:

cllr.jbaird@moyle-council.org , cllr.sblaney@moyle-council.org , cllr.dcunningham@moyle-council.org, cllr.cmcshane@moyle-council.org, mcshaneshar@aol.com, cllr.wgraham@moyle-council.org, cllr.shunter@moyle-council.org , david@ipjr.net, cllr.rmcilroy@moyle-council.org, cllr.smckillop@moyle-council.org, cllr.nmcallister@moyle-council.org, cllr.cmccambridge@moyle-council.org, cllr.mamckillop@moyle-council.org, cllrcthompson@moyle-council.org,

paul.frew@mla.niassembly.gov.uk, daithi.mckay@mla.niassembly.gov.uk, 

info@jimallister.org, john.dallat@mla.niassembly.gov.uk, 

mervyn.storey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk, robin.swann@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,

arlene@arlenefoster.org.uk,
peter.robinson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
Martin.McGuinness@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
Private.Office@doeni.gov.uk,
private.office@dhsspsni.gov.uk,
private.office@dardni.gov.uk,
tom.elliott@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
phil.flanagan@sinnfein.ie,
sean.lynch@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
maurice.morrow@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
gerry.adams@oir.ie,
info@alasdairmcdonnell.com,
alliance@allianceparty.org,
steven.agnew@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
gordon.dunne@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
stephen.moutray@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
robin.newton@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
sue.ramsey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
alban.maginness@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
mike.nesbitt@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
martina.anderson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
sydney.anderson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
roy.beggs@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jonathan.bell@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
cathal.boylan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
michaela.boyle@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
dominic.bradley@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
paula.bradley@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
mickey.brady@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
thomas.buchanan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
joe.byrne@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
gregory.campbell@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
trevor.clarke@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
willie.clarke@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
judith.cochrane@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
michael.copeland@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jonathan.craig@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
leslie.cree@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
stewart.dickson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jo-anne.dobson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
pat.doherty@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
sammy.douglas@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
markh.durkan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
alex.easton@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
colum.eastwood@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
stephen.farry@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
samuel.gardiner@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
paul.girvan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
brenda.hale@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
simon.hamilton@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
williamhaydup@btconnect.com,
david.hilditch@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
william.humphrey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
ross.hussey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
william.irwin@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
dolores.kelly@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
gerry.kelly@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
danny.kennedy@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
danny.kinahan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
pam.lewis@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
anna.lo@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
trevor.lunn@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
chris.lyttle@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
alex.maskey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
paul.maskey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
john.mccallister@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
fra.mccann@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jennifer.mccann@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
kieran.mccarthy@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
raymond.mccartney@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
nelson.mccausland@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
david.mcclarty@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
basil.mccrea@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
ian.mccrea@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
conall.mcdevitt@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
barry.mcelduff@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
michael.mcgimpsey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
patsy.mcglone@sdlp.ie,
david.mcilveen@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
michelle.mcilveen@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
karen.mckevitt@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
Mitchel.McLaughlin@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
oliver.mcmullan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
david.mcnarry@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
adrian.mcquillan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
francie.molloy@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
conor.murphy@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
caral.nichuilin@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
john.odowd@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
cathal.ohoisin@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
sandra.overend@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
pat.ramsey@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
margaret.ritchie@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
george.robinson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
alastair.ross@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
caitriona.ruane@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
pat.sheehan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jimmyspratt@dup.org.uk,
peter.weir@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
jim.wells@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
sammy.wilson@mla.niassembly.gov.uk,
thomas.oreilly@fermanagh.gov.uk,
gildernewm@parliament.uk,

diane.dodds@europarl.europa.eu,

bairbre.debrun@europarl.europa.eu,

james.nicholson@europarl.europa.eu,

ballycastle.news@thechronicle.uk.com

editor@thechronicle.uk.com

ballymoney.news@thechronicle.uk.com

editor@northernconstitution.co.uk

news@ballymoneytimes.co.uk

letters@thedetail.tv

editorial@impartialreporter.com,
m.kennedy@fermanaghherald.com,
writeback@belfasttelegraph.co.uk,
newsdesk@irishnews.com,
newsdesk@newsletter.co.uk

Thanks for your help.

4 thoughts on “Object to the Rathlin Energy planning application

  1. Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention. I’d only heard of the Enniskillen possibility until now. Shared the facebook post. Will send letters.
    Michelle in Derry.

  2. Pingback: Antrim – Northern Ireland’s fracking guinea-pig? | Alliance Against Fracking in Ireland

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