THE next chance for East Riding planning committee to discuss the Rathlin proposal will be on Thursday, January 12.
Highways officers will look at the plans and a report recommends that if they feel there will be no impact on local roads then the plans can be approved.
But councillors will also have to decide whether the national benefits of potentially discovering a source of petroleum outweigh the impact on the local area.
Because the work is highly specialised, any future drilling operation is unlikely to create many jobs or much extra investment in the area.
To view the Rathlin proposal and have your say, visit http://www.eastriding.gov.uk/newpublicaccess and enter the 11/04441/STPLF reference number.