As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
Within the past hour, the workover rig at Angus Energy’s site at Brockham oil site near Dorking in Surrey has been taken down.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.
Members of the South Downs National Park Authority have called for stricter controls on how oil could be produced in future.