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All Written Answers on 17 Jul 2014
Tom Greatrex (Shadow Minister (Energy); Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the cost to a local authority of processing an environmental impact assessment for unconventional oil and gas extraction.
Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 17 July 2014, c804W)
Brandon Lewis (Minister of State (Communities and Local Government); Great Yarmouth, Conservative)
Our expectation is that the costs to minerals planning authorities of processing an environmental impact assessment linked to a planning application for unconventional oil or gas extraction will be broadly comparable to those already incurred in respect of conventional oil and gas extraction applications.