- Permission for fracking exploration in Lancashire upheld (Preston New Road)
- Original news
- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- Why did the Court dismiss the applications?
Planning analysis: In Preston New Road Action Group v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the High Court dismissed two appeals under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) against a decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (SCLG) to grant planning permission for exploratory fracking works and related development at land to the north of Preston New Road in Lancashire. The court found no error in the SCLG’s decision to grant planning permission.
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