The first bid for shale gas exploration in Derbyshire will not need a formal environmental impact assessment, the county council confirmed today.
The two sides of the fracking debate made their case in a small village in north Derbyshire this afternoon.
Parish councillors in the area picked by INEOS for what could be its first shale gas planning application have voted unanimously against the proposals.
An eight year old boy has written to the Prime Minister asking her to prevent fracking near his new home in Derbyshire.
The campaigns for and against fracking are in full swing in the area south of Sheffield after INEOS announced it would be applying for planning permission for shale gas exploration.