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Some thoughts from the European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015

Early engagement with the community and the planning authority is key. It helps to bring order and information to the process.  It can prevent issues mushrooming, with some careful explanation of the proposal. Engagement helps to break down barriers; communities need a voice and it’s right that they should have one. But engagement also presents an opportunity to

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Shale Gas: Plan for a bumpy road ahead

Time is money. The shale gas sector wants quicker planning decisions. Local Planning Authorities are chronically under resourced. How can the industry navigate a planning process which has integrity without offending the “fifth official” – the public? The European Shale Gas and Oil Summit has seen many questions debated, but not many answers. Panel member,