The ruling has been delayed in an appeal by the first campaigners found guilty of breaching an injunction against anti-fracking protests.
The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.
Three law lords have reserved their decision in an appeal against the protest injunction granted to the fracking company, Ineos.
A high profile injunction case at the High Court ended this afternoon (5 July 2018) but the outcome is not expected until later in the summer.
Breaking: Lancs residents lose latest legal challenges over Cuadrilla’s fracking site but the fight goes on
Lancashire campaigners against Cuadrilla’s plan to frack near Blackpool have lost their latest legal challenges against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid.
The High Court has told the UK government to change some new rules for environmental court cases to protect those taking legal action.