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.
More than 400 opponents of fracking took part in a rally in Sheffield city centre today, according to organisers.
The justice secretary has been urged to investigate whether the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month followed an official code of conduct.
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it had postponed the start of fracking at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool until Monday.
Campaigners in Cheshire have taken the next step in their fight against gas production in Ellesmere Port.
Breaking: Court clears the way for first UK frack for seven years – Cuadrilla says it starts tomorrow
Cuadrilla has said it plans to start fracking tomorrow (13 October 2018) at its site near Blackpool after a judge at the High Court refused to extend an injunction against the operation.
The Conservative MP whose constituency has the largest number of shale gas licences told a packed hall of constituents he opposed government proposals that could relax the rules for exploration sites.