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.
English local councils can reject national policy on fracking if they have evidence that the process contributes to climate change, a government barrister conceded today.
Refusal of consent for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site is the only rational decision, court told
An anti-fracking campaigner urged the Court of Appeal this afternoon to quash planning permission for Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire.
A Lancashire resident has been refused permission to take court action against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s second shale gas site at Roseacre Wood.