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What's the future for fracking?

What's the future for fracking?

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.

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched consultations on plans to bring their systems into line with a new EIA directive, but details on how the rules will change in England remain unclear.

How plans to pay residents to back schemes could affect planners

How plans to pay residents to back schemes could affect planners

Plans to make direct payments to households in areas affected by fracking have been mooted by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it is far from clear whether residents will be swayed by the proposed financial incentive.

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