A sad day for the people of Lancashire, for local democracy, and for the environment. National Government has ignored the democratic wishes of the people of Lancashire and their County Council and have allowed a planning application for fracking. Sajid Javid has said he is also ‘minded’ to accept one other application and has given the drilling company more time to address traffic safety concerns.
There are huge implications for other areas of the country. We can expect to see planning applications going in for East Yorkshire very soon.
Further details here.