The government is seeking views on whether shale gas companies should be required to consult local people before they formally submit plans for an area.
Cuadrilla predicts the first high volume hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011 will happen at its site this month. Discussion continues on the government’s consultation on changes to the planning system for shale gas developments, which also ends in October.
This post is tracking politician comments, council votes and petition signatures on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments in England.
The company behind oil exploration near Leith Hill in Surrey has submitted three new planning applications for the site.
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.
The Welsh Government is consulting on its new policy to oppose fracking and any further oil and gas exploration.