Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a second shale gas site in Lancashire.
The campaign group, Talk Fracking, has won a challenge against government support in planning policy for fracking.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at a second site near Blackpool were celebrating this afternoon at the government’s decision to refuse permission. Full Details
The government has refused planning permission for Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.
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.
A government document that shapes planning decisions across England is unlawful, Friends of the Earth, said in a challenge today.