Two Conservative MPs who opposed fracking in their constituencies have won their campaigns, the energy minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, told parliament tonight.
This post has live news updates on the decision over proposals to explore for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey.
The Environment Agency has objected to plans to drill for oil in Dorset because there was no assessment of the risk to water.
Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
Waverley Borough is preparing to object to plans for oil and gas drilling near the Surrey village of Dunsfold, the council reported this evening.
Plans by IGas to test the flow of gas at its well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire risk the health of people living nearby, campaigners will argue later this month.
INEOS plans to explore for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are disproportionate, intrusive and in the wrong place, according to the parish council.
People who want to comment on plans for oil exploration in Balcombe – the West Sussex village at the centre of anti-fracking protests in 2013 – have two more days to submit their views.
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Parish councillors in the area picked by INEOS for what could be its first shale gas planning application have voted unanimously against the proposals.