Permitted Development and Shale Gas Exploration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:55 pm on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West 3:55 pm, 28th March 2019

The right hon. Gentleman is making an excellent speech. Traffic is a concern not only at drilling sites: the Knostrop treatment works in Leeds is one of only three places licensed to treat fracking waste water, which would discharge into the River Aire. There is concern there about not only traffic movement, but discharge into local rivers. There is an issue not just at drilling sites but also at treatment works.