A Conservative government would take some decisions on shale gas drilling plans out of local control.
INEOS has confirmed it will begin seismic surveys for shale gas next month in parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough.
A council in what could be one of the country’s leading shale gas areas has agreed a new policy document to help it deal with planning applications.
A leading member of Lancashire County Council joined criticism today of Cuadrilla’s record on planning conditions.
The company behind plans to produce oil at Wressle near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire is to appeal against a refusal of planning permission.
Local communities hold the least power in the planning process and central government and developers hold the most, according to a survey of councillors across the UK.
In the past few minutes, councillors in Lincolnshire have refused planning permission to Egdon Resources for 15 years of oil production at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe.