The local government secretary needs more time to decide whether expansion plans at an oil site in East Yorkshire need a detailed environmental study.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
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.
Data released today suggests that UK councils have invested more than £9 billion from staff pension funds in fracking companies, despite opposition to the process.
Local councils in England are to be required to develop policies that “facilitate” onshore oil and gas developments, under revised government guidelines.