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.

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Govt offers £20k for people living above fracking well

The Government has proposed new rules to simplify the granting of access for fracking. They would see underground access for shale oil and gas developments allowed under 300 metres.

Under the proposals people living above ground would receive a voluntary payment of £20,000 per well.

Barton Moss, Manchester Credit: PA

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