Policy guidance note: Shale Gas
CPRE believes there should be a moratorium on shale gas extraction (fracking) in England unless it can be clearly demonstrated that fracking would:
– help secure the radical reductions in carbon emissions required to comply with planning policy and meet legally binding climate change targets;
– not lead to unacceptable cumulative harm, whether for particular landscapes or on the English countryside as a whole, and
– be carefully controlled by effective systems of regulation and democratic planning, which are adequately resourced at both local and national levels.
Download CPRE’s policy on shale gas (fracking) to find out more.