Policy paper

Shale gas and oil policy statement by DECC and DCLG

Joint policy statement by DECC and DCLG on shale gas and oil.


The Secretaries of State for Energy and Climate Change and for Communities and Local Government wish to set out the Government’s view that there is a national need to explore and develop our shale gas and oil resources in a safe, sustainable and timely way, and the steps it is taking to support this. This statement should be taken into account in planning decisions and plan-making.