UK: Fracking Planning Battles On This Year

Last Updated: 18 February 2015
Article by Roy Pinnock
Most Read Contributor in UK, January 2018

Progress toward operational onshore shale sites remains slow, but 2015 promises to be an interesting year for consenting, protesting and prospecting shale in the UK. We highlight the implications of the failed Balcombe judicial review challenge, information challenges and court orders on public protests.

Development picking up

Fracking operations have ground to a halt since Cuadrilla's operations at Preese Hall triggered minor earth tremors in 2011. We expect 2015 to be a crunch year for renewed test drilling and fracking:

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