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On 17th May the government issued a Written Ministerial Statement, which proposes that exploratory drilling for shale gas should be considered permitted development, and therefore would not require fracking companies to go through the normal local planning system. The government intends to launch a public consultation on this proposal during the summer.[…]

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In November 2015, County Councillors on the Planning Committee expressed deep concern for wildlife, including all 5 native species of owls, residing just 125m away from an exploratory fracking site at Misson Springs, North Nottinghamshire. Their concerns led to a condition implemented to not allow any construction to take place[…]

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28th March County Hall protest

Anti-fracking campaigners from the group Frack Free Nottinghamshire were this morning protesting and leafleting Councillors at Nottinghamshire County Council’s County Hall. Campaigners were also joined by anti-fracking protectors carrying with them a homemade paper-mache owl to highlight the significance for the protection of owls.   The protest was based around[…]

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Nottinghamshire Minerals Plan – Issues & Options Consultation (to Jan 2018) Comments are required by 14 January 2018. The consultation is asking what issues should be considered in this review of the Minerals Plan which will cover 2020 to 2036. (The previous consultation has been abandoned and they are starting[…]

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Two applications for fracking exploration in Nottinghamshire have now been approved and are due to start site construction in January 2018. It’s important to let your councillors know how you feel. This will help them realise how many people in the area oppose fracking, and encourage them to find out more[…]

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MPs across the country have now been elected. Teresa May is preparing a Queens Speech. What we don’t know is whether the Conservative fracking plans (changing planning law to mean non-fracking drilling will be treated as permitted development. – see below) will be included in the Speech. Therefore NOW is a[…]

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