I read the news today, oh boy. One of two fracking proposals in Lancashire has an officers' recommendation to approve it, and will be decided by councillors next week.
Even if the councillors refuse permission, the officers' recommendation could be grounds for developer Cuadrilla to appeal to the Secretary of State.
This marks a significant step in progress towards fracking in the UK.
Fracking should be allowed at one of two sites on the Fylde coast in Lancashire, a report has recommended.Lancashire County Council's most senior planning officer was responding to an application by energy firm Cuadrilla to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood.The application for Little Plumpton has been recommended for approval. Roseacre Wood has been recommended for refusal.The final decisions will be taken by councillors next week.If approved, it will be the first time a council has backed an application to frack, drill and test flow the gas.