Could fracking happen here?

Could fracking create hundreds of jobs, or could it cause irreparable damage to the countryside?

Fracking - which is the term for splitting rocks to extract gas from them - has its supporters and opponents.

Today - as the Government announced it wanted fracking to go ahead, both sides lined up to say what it would mean for the countryside.

The argument's been closely followed in Balcombe in Sussex, which is one proposed site. Andrea Thomas has more.

Her report includes sections with Energy Secretary Ed Davey MP and consumer expert Ann Robinson.