In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Peers debate the pros and cons of shale gas Grant Shapps on potential economic benefits
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said this evening the government had given the go-ahead for fracking in the county and so it should pay to police the protests.
Surrey County Council is meeting the oil and gas company, Angus Energy, this week to discuss a side-track well at Brockham, amid allegations that it was drilled without planning permission.
Plans to drill for oil near Billingshurst in West Sussex needs a fresh planning application because the exploration target has changed, campaigners said this week.
People can now comment on new details of plans to produce oil for 20 years at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park.
INEOS has increased its onshore exploration licence area in the UK to more than 1.2m acres, it announced this morning
Councillors in Nottinghamshire will consider plans later this month for what could be the county’s second shale gas well.