The housing minister, Stuart Andrew, has blocked two shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire. But has given the go-ahead for gas drilling in Surrey.
The government has now missed its own deadline by two years for decisions on shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire.
Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
Decisions on shale gas schemes at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Woodsetts in South Yorkshire will be issued within the next three months, the Planning Inspectorate has announced.
The shale gas company, Ineos, has installed new protest injunction notices at its proposed exploration site at Woodsetts in south Yorkshire.
Ineos has told residents in south Yorkshire that the government’s fracking moratorium announced earlier this month does not affect its shale gas plans for the village of Harthill.
Ineos is proposing six weeks of road closures around its shale gas exploration site near the village of Harthill in south Yorkshire, a new document has revealed.
The inquiry into Ineos shale gas proposals continues to hear about planning issues today..