Impact assessment

Onshore oil and gas extraction

Impact assessment on changes to secondary legislation to make the procedural requirements for oil and gas extraction less onerous.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Changes to Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 for onshore oil and gas extraction: impact assessment

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Details

This impact assessment assesses the impact of the government’s changes to secondary legislation to make the procedural requirements for oil and gas extraction less onerous. The government’s proposals are:

  • to streamline the requirements to notify landowners of applications on their land
  • to introduce a standard application form for onshore oil and gas developments.

Further the government has clarified how application fees for onshore oil and gas developments should be calculated by planning authorities.

Published 24 January 2014