In the week that Lancashire County Council is deciding the two planning applications for Shale Gas at Preston New Road and Roseacre in the Fylde our Planning Director, Mary Campbell, attended the Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Shale Gas in the UK.  Sessions included an update from Lord Chris Smith on the […]

The UK Government passed the Infrastructure Act on the 12th February 2015 with the aim of getting Britain building again.   The main provisions of the Act; support the extraction of domestic shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking); turn the ‘Highways Agency’ into a government subsidiary with stable long term funding to drive down cost […]

Lancashire County Council is currently consulting on a proposed Supplementary Planning Document for Oil and Gas exploration including shale. The stated purpose of the document is to assist in interpreting the policy requirements of the development plan within the context of onshore oil and gas exploration, production and distribution. It should be read in conjunction […]