In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Ministers make changes to planning policy in statements on shale gas and oil Lisa Nandy asks: Does the government have a plan to keep the lights? Cat Smith asks: Did the government discuss the release of the full version of the rural […]
The government gave more detail this afternoon on how it would fast-track fracking through the planning system. In a statement the Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, said he was changing the rules to allow him to take over decisions on shale gas appeals.
As widely predicted, the government has announced measures to take decisions on fracking plans out of local authority hands. It will also consider ruling where companies appeal against a refusal of planning permission. A statement this morning by the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, and the Communities’ Secretary, Greg […]