Fracking: Government grants stage-one access to Teesside

The Government has granted access to land stretching east of Middlesbrough to the western edge of Redcar, covering South Bank, Grangetown and north of the River Tees for the purposes of extracting oil and gas.

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Fracking: The six approval stages

The licences granted for areas of potential fracking do not give consent for drilling.

Companies then need:

  • Landowner(s) agreement
  • Planning permission
  • Environment Agency permit
  • Examination from the Health and Safety Executive
  • Consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

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