Permitted Development and Shale Gas Exploration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 4:49 pm, 28th March 2019

The Minister has talked about having faster applications. Can he explain how precisely that would be done in a way that allows communities to be fully consulted? Furthermore, as I understand it, the Government have done no impact assessment on their proposals. Does he intend to do one at any stage?