According to new research, the licence blocks released under the government’s 14th round, cover 1,325 places across 24 counties.
Among the largest places included in the blocks are:
- Crewe, Knutsford and Nantwich in Cheshire
- Middlesbrough and Redcar in Cleveland
- Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria
- Chesterfield, Derby, Lincoln, Loughborough, Mansfield, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Worksop in the East Midlands
- Accrington, Altrincham, Blackburn, Bolton, Bury, Lancaster, Ormskirk, Rochdale and Skelmersdale, Wigan in Lancashire and Greater Manchester
- Formby and Southport in Merseyside
- Andover, Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage and Weston-Super-Mare in the south west
- Barnsley, Bridlington, Castleford, Doncaster, Driffield, Filey, Hull, Pontefract, Rotherham, Sheffield, Scarborough, Wakefield and York across the four counties of Yorkshire.
There are also hundreds of small towns and villages across the country, such Ab Kettleby in Leicestershire, West Dean in Hampshire, Worth Matravers in Dorset, Tintern Abbey in Gloucestershire and Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight.
The list of places, which includes both confirmed licenced areas (“Tranche 1”) and those currently out for consultation (“Tranche 2”) was compiled by Adela Pickles, of the campaign group, Frack Free Ryedale, with additional research by David Burley and colleagues.
Find out if your town or village has been licensed
The list is divided into counties. The main licensed places in each county are listed first, followed by the smaller places in alphabetical order. Alphabetical list of licensed towns and villages
Next to each place is the number of the licence block. Clicking the licence link will take you to the page about that block on the DrillOrDrop 14th Licensing Round portal.
You can also explore the licensed areas using the map from UK Onshore Geophysical Library, which shows previously licensed areas, as well as the 14th round blocks.
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