LGA Response: BEIS consultation on inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime

The LGA does not support the proposal to include major shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.


MHCLG consultation on Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime

The LGA does not support the proposal to include major shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.

In relation to on-shore oil and gas development, including shale gas, it is paramount that democratically-elected councils and their communities are at the centre of any decisions about shale gas operations in their areas, and continue to be primarily responsible for these decisions, through a full planning application process. Through the locally-led planning system, councils can help to ensure entire communities are able to contribute their views relating to fracking applications in their area.

Read the LGA response to the MHCLG consultation on Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime