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The number of applications from developers to frack for shale gas can be counted on the fingers of one hand. But can planning authorities expect many more in the years ahead, asks John Geoghegan.
Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.
Last week, the government announced the National Infrastructure Commission would no longer have its independent status enshrined in law. Does the body still have teeth, Lee Baker asks.
The government has made life tough for onshore wind developers. But some areas want to ease their burden with pro-wind neighbourhood and local plans. Bryan Johnston reports.
Policy: Consultation on Transposition of Environmental Impact Assessment Directive EU2014/52
Government proposals to pay communities for hosting shale gas schemes could have a wider impact, says Julia Dixon.