Fracking: Planning Permission

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many individual sites have submitted planning applications for exploratory drilling for shale gas since the lifting of the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in 2012.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many individual sites have received planning permission for exploratory drilling for shale gas since the lifting of the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in 2012.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Since 2012, 10 planning applications for individual shale exploration proposals have been submitted. 5 of these applications have been granted planning permission.

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