Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
A new planning application for oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe is expected by the end of April, one of the partners in the project has said.
Council officers have done a U-turn over whether people can give their views at a meeting to discuss INEOS plans for shale gas exploration in a Derbyshire village.
The decision on the first shale gas application in Derbyshire will now be decided by a government-appointed planning inspector following a vote by councillors this morning.
Future planning policy for fracking in England could be set in the coming months in the rolling hills and copses of North Yorkshire.
Campaigners opposed to gas extraction near a Derbyshire village are celebrating after a planning inspector ruled in their favour.