Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube
East Midlands Chamber News

Government to step in if councils block fracking

Ministers will intervene on planning applications for controversial fracking operations if local authorities fail to act quickly enough, the Government announced today, in a bid to fast-track fracking.

Industry and the Government have been frustrated at the slow rate of progress on exploratory fracking for shale gas and oil in the UK, which has been bogged down in the planning process, the Guardian reported.