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Implications of NPPF change on fracking

Published 5th September 2019

Fracking is back in the news again, with former BP boss – and ex-Chief Executive of fracking giants Cuadrilla – Lord Browne, telling journalists that fracking in the UK “doesn’t make much sense” and Labour reiterating its intention to ban the practice altogether should it win the next General Election.

A lesser reported story however is the government quashing part of the National Planning Policy Framework relating to fracking following a defeat in the courts.

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has published the following briefing which outlines the implications of this change of this ruling for local government professionals, including clerks to those local councils which have a particular interest in this topic.

To view the full LGiU briefing document click here.

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