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The Town and Country Planning (Notification) (Unconventional Oil and Gas) (Wales) Direction 2015

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The Minister for Natural Resources has announced a new Notification Direction regarding Unconventional Oil and Gas.

From the 16th February 2015 planning applications for the exploration, appraisal, or extraction of unconventional oil and gas which would utilise unconventional techniques (including hydraulic fracturing) must be referred to the Welsh Ministers, where local planning authorities are minded to approve them.