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.
Church of England has no official policy on fracking and is not seeking shale gas applications, parliament told
Fracking Week in Parliament The Church of England has no formal policy on fracking and no plans to use its land for shale gas exploration, a senior official told parliament last week.
In this week’s listings: Meeting of Derbyshire County Council on INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane; Publication of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking; Webcast of conference on fracking and public health; Plus meetings, gatherings, talks and deadlines.
Opponents of fracking are intensifying their campaign against the shale gas industry across northern England.
Residents and environmental groups celebrated this afternoon as councillors in Rotherham voted unanimously to opposed INEOS’s shale gas exploration plans at Harthill.
Research by scientists at Manchester University has found that shale gas is one of the least sustainable choices for generating electricity.