The decision on whether Cuadrilla can drill and frack up to four shale gas wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, is expected early in January 2019, according to the Planning Inspectorate.
Campaigners in Cheshire have taken the next step in their fight against gas production in Ellesmere Port.
A local campaign group is raising money to pay for air and water monitoring at an oil site in the Surrey greenbelt because it says the work is not being done by the environmental regulator.
The government may relax regulations designed to prevent earthquakes caused by fracking, according to comments by the energy minister, Claire Perry.
The Oil and Gas Authority has cleared the way for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
Campaign groups Ellesmere Port Frack Free and Frack Free Upton have joined forces to defend the decision to refuse planning permission for testing a gas well at Ellesmere Port.
The public inquiry into IGas plans to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire will be in January next year (2019).