Tory councillors reject fast-tracked shale exploration, finds survey

Most Conservative councillors in areas licensed for the exploration of shale gas oppose the government’s plans for it to be effectively taken out of the planning regime, according to a poll published today

Fracking rig
Exploration for shale gas will become permitted development under plans put forward by the government this summer

Most Conservative councillors in areas licensed for the exploration of shale gas oppose the government’s plans for it to be effectively taken out of the planning regime, according to a poll published today.

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