Local authorities in England have been given new powers from tomorrow to hold meetings, including planning committees, by video or telephone conferencing.
Events in March 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
The assessment of earthquake risk from fracking at a proposed shale gas site in Lancashire is superficial, outdated and not justified, experts have concluded.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.
The company that wants to frack for shale gas near Formby in Lancashire is pressing ahead with its planning application, despite the government’s recent moratorium.
A plan to drill and frack near important wildlife sites in Sefton and West Lancashire should not be approved, the government’s nature conservation adviser has warned.