A decision on an application to drill four more oil wells at the Horse Hill site in Surrey - scene of previous public protests - has been postponed because of the number of objections.
Surrey county councillors had been due to consider the request at a planning and regulatory committee meeting on 17 April. But it has now been put back to the following month's meeting.
Chairman Tim Hall told the committee: "Due to a mixture of factors, including 1,000 objections for the Horse Hill oil well site, which have arrived so far - and are still coming - there will not be a meeting on 17 April. Our next meeting will be [on] 22 May."
He said officers needed more time to carry out statutory consultations with other organisations "due to the sheer amount of stuff".
The application was submitted by Horse Hill Developments, a subsidiary of UK Oil and Gas (Ukog), which already has a well on the site, at Hookwood, near Horley, which has attracted protests from anti-fracking campaigners.
Ukog has said it has no plans to use the controversial fracking techniques at Horse Hill, where it has already carried out test drilling.
The plans seek to create four new production wells and to retain and extend the existing well site, which has so far been used for test drilling.