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Permitted development for shale gas exploration


We are seeking views on the principle of granting planning permission for non-hydraulic shale gas exploration development through a permitted development right.

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Consultation description

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration development should be granted planning permission through a permitted development right, and in particular the circumstances in which it would be appropriate.


Permitted development for shale gas exploration

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Shale Consultation
Planning Infrastructure Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
3rd Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Published 19 July 2018
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
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