Issue details

Government Consultation on: Compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development

Purpose of report: To inform the Executive Member for Environment of a Government consultation relating to compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development and to set out a draft officer response to the consultation.

Members will be asked to note the Government consultation and to consider and agree a draft response for submission by the agreed deadline of 7 January 2019.

The Council aims to give the same 28 days clear notice of non key decisions as it does for key decisions, but in exceptional circumstances this may not be possible.  In this case, the item will not have been on the forward plan for 28 days before the decision is taken.  Officers have advised that this matter needs to be considered urgently to adhere to the national government deadline of the 7 January, for which the next scheduled Executive Member Decision session would be too late.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/11/2018

Decision due: 10/12/18 by Executive Member for Environment
Reason: This item is being considered as urgent to ensure adherence to the government consultation deadline, for which the next planned meeting would be too late.

Lead member: Executive Member for Environment

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Anna Pawson Email: anna.pawson@york.gov.uk Tel No. 01904 553312.

Consultation process

This report doesn’t require any formal consultation. We are seeking views through the Exec Member Decision Session for the Environment to the government’s consultation as noted above.

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