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Campaigners and industry questioned on fracking planning guidance

30 April 2018

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee questions industry representatives and anti-fracking campaign groups as part of the inquiry into planning guidance on fracking.

Updating fracking planning guidance

The session is the first in the inquiry, which is examining whether guidance for local authorities taking planning decisions on fracking applications needs to be updated or improved.

As well as focusing on whether current guidance is adequate, the inquiry is looking at whether there should be a comprehensive document bringing all existing guidance together and whether applications should be determined at a national level rather than locally.

Witnesses

Monday 30 April, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4pm

Panel 1 – Industry representatives

  • Lynn Calder, Commercial Director, INEOS Shale
  • Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UK Onshore Oil and Gas
  • Matt Lambert, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Cuadrilla

Panel 2 – Anti-fracking representatives

  • Kate Gordon, Senior Planner, Friends of the Earth
  • Chris Hesketh, Chairman, Frack Free Dudleston
  • Kia Trainor, Campaign for Rural England (Sussex branch)

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