Ministers propose removing fracking decisions from local councils entirely, leaked letter reveals

Madeleine Cuff
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Ministers propose removing fracking decisions from local councils entirely, leaked letter reveals

Ministerial proposals to re-classify shale gas wells as 'nationally significant infrastructure' would remove planning responsibility from local councils

A leaked letter from Cabinet ministers to Chancellor George Osborne has revealed government proposals to take planning decisions for fracking wells away from local councils in a bid to kick-start the development...

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