LET COMMUNITIES DECIDE!
The Government has launched a consultation on making fracking a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime under the Planning Act 2008. If designated as NSIP, fracking proposals would go through a national planning process that would reduce local jurisdiction, and the final decision would be taken by the Secretary of State and the Planning Inspectorate, not locally elected councils. The deadline for responses is Thursday 25th Ocrtober.
THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT FRACKING, THIS IS ALSO ABOUT A MASSIVE THREAT TO LOCAL DEMOCRACY. ‘LET COMMUNITIES DECIDE’ IS A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE THREAT OF GOVERNMENT CUTTING OUT THE NEED FOR PLANNING PERMISSION, ALLOWING COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND, AND STEAMROLLERING FRACKING THROUGH AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE POPULATION AND WITH LOCAL COUNCILS HAVING NO SAY AT ALL. IF GOVERNMENT IS ALLOWED TO DO THIS, IT WILL OPEN THE FLOODGATES TO FRACKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO NOTHING ELSE TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST FRACKING, DO THIS. COMPLETE THE CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRES – IF YOU DON’T, TO PUT IT BLUNTLY, WE’RE FRACKED.
FRACK FREE UNITED NOW HAVE GUIDLINES FOR COMPLETING THE GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS ON MAKING FRACKING PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT AND A NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT.
PLEASE GO TO THE FRACK FREE UNITED SITE AND ‘PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT AND NSIP’