Fracking regions 'to receive £800K to stave off critics'

Communities affected by controversial "fracking" will be offered huge sums of money in a bid to win hearts and minds, according to reports.

The Prime David Cameron is an avid supporter of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, but some communities are up in arms. Credit: Press Association

Communities in potential hacking sites, due to be identified in the British Geological Survey later today, will be offered an average of £800,000 in additional compensation efforts, the Times reports.

Mr Cameron will make the announcement as the survey is published, later today.

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Fracking heartlands 'to get £800K' to stave off criticism

Communities affected by "fracking" will be offered an average of £800,000 in additional compensation in an effort to stave off opposition in Tory heartlands, according to reports.