Written evidence to House of Commons Select Committe inquiry on fracking

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Recent fracking related applications are taking considerable time to reach determination and require planning authorities to apply significant resources.
Planning authorities are receiving high levels of representation for fracking related proposals. A high proportion of these are from the community of interest.
Planning guidance for onshore hydrocarbon development, including fracking, is clear and well established. However, it may be beneficial for the public to have the Planning guidance relating to fracking brought together into one document.
As activity increases and the disposition of the resource is understood a multi-site proactive planning approach is likely to be an effective way to minimise the social and environmental effects of fracking development.
Decisions could be made by local authorities or the National Infrastructure Planning unit. Both of these face challenges. A third option is a regional or joint planning authority.
Original languageEnglish
TypeFracking inquiry submission
Media of outputText
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2018


  • fracking
  • planning
  • infrastructure


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