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.
Several shale gas wells in production would be seen as success by the government, according to recently released notes of a round-table meeting between the energy minister and the industry.