Sefton Council have published the following news on their web site. It is reproduced in full below:
Sefton Council has been notified that a series of geological surveys are planned in the borough over the next few weeks. The notice has been submitted by TESLA Ltd, on behalf of Aurora Energy Resources Ltd.
Planning law does not require 'permission' to be sought from the council for this activity. The council's only role is to assess whether the proposed activity meets the necessary legal criteria.
Sefton Council has reviewed the proposal and has concluded that this application does meet the legal criteria. Therefore it has no option but to allow the survey to proceed otherwise the council could be liable to legal action by the company including the awarding of significant compensation.
We understand the surveys are aimed at mapping the deep geological structure of the region.
The council has taken all necessary steps to ensure the protection of wildlife habitats and archaeological sites during the survey work.
We wanted to make residents aware of this activity as it is expected that TESLA Ltd may carry out a seismic survey on private land at Ainsdale, Formby and Lydiate some time after April 15.