‘Ban’ was cover for move to make fracking applications harder to block
Less than two weeks ago, the Tories announced a ‘ban’ on fracking. They were criticised for making false claims because of the general election, when it emerged that it was a temporary moratorium.
Now, even the pretence has been abandoned. The Conservatives have quietly slipped out a document that not only says that:
future applications will be considered on their own merits
in spite of the supposed moratorium, but actually recommends loosening planning restrictions to prevent councils blocking new fracking applications.
You can never, ever, ever trust a Tory.
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