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Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries: Call for Evidence

The Government has commissioned an independent review which will examine how the current planning appeal inquiry process is working from end to end and to identify what improvements can be made, in particular, how to speed up the process without harming the quality of decisions.

Permitted development for shale gas exploration - consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration development should be granted planning permission through a permitted development right, and in particular the circumstances in which it would be appropriate.

Planning Guidance on Fracking inquiry

As the number of planning applications for shale gas and oil extraction is likely to grow in the coming years, and as some fracking sites are moving beyond exploration to production, the government decided to review whether the planning guidance on fracking and the existing planning regime are fit for purpose for all parties.

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