Third Energy application to frack at Kirby Misperton Councillors in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire agreed last night to delay making a recommendation on Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.
Government feared anti-fracking campaigners would use unredacted shale gas report to undermine policy
The Government resisted releasing a full version of its shale gas impacts report because it was concerned about the effect it would have on fracking decisions in Lancashire and proposed changes to the trespass law.
A group opposed to the government’s policy on fast-tracking shale gas planning applications has launched a fundraising bid to mount a legal challenge.
Councillors who will decide Cuadrilla’s fracking applications in Lancashire later this week have been sent a new report which says shale gas exploration is potentially a significant source of air, land and water pollution.
A councillor who accused the government of undermining Lancashire’s decisions on fracking is no longer a member of the committee that will vote on Cuadrilla’s applications next week.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world, including: Infrastructure Bill debate: defeat for fracking moratorium; Labour’s conditions adopted Scotland’s announcement of moratorium on fracking planning permissions Planning officers recommend refusal of Cuadrilla’s Fylde […]
Local authorities lack competence to deal with important issues in shale gas planning applications, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey.