The Council for the Protection of Rural England today launches a campaign calling for planners to return huge chunks of the Midlands' countryside to greenfield status
and end the uncertainty for residents.
It was thought the site would be returned to greenfield status
with final site clearance and closure in 2096, but that could be as early as 2030, the NDA said.
TNK-BP, Gazprom Neft and Rosneft would appear to be obvious beneficiaries of this change, providing it is introduced while key projects still qualify for greenfield status
which will ultimately see the 27-hectare site being returned to greenfield status
at the end of a 78-year period.