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Prospects for fracking on the increase

Date: 21/10/2016

Planning magazine suggests that the recent government go-ahead for fracking for shale gas at a site in Lancashire is a landmark decision.

Lonek Wojtulewicz, the Planning Officers Society's minerals and waste specialist and head of planning at Leicestershire County Council, highlights areas where the government issued Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences, allowing onshore oil and gas exploration, as a good indicator of where future applications are likely to be.

Areas of interest, he says, include the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and Lancashire, the swathe of the country that covers the geological formation known as the Bowland Shale. He also mentions parts of Dorset, Sussex, Devon and Gloucestershire.

LonekWojtulewicz_web.jpg Lonek Wojtulewicz

 

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