Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q51. Do you have any views on our approach to minerals? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 936033//22
Respondent Tom Leimdorfer [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Dec 2018
Comment

The existing policy DM14 includes very tight environmental and other criteria for mineral extraction. These should not be relaxed in any way. I would like to see a policy which rules out totally the on-shore extraction of oil and gas (including fracking) as being totally incompatible with the requirement to reduce carbon emissions. 

Summary
The existing policy DM14 includes very tight environmental and other criteria for mineral extraction. These should not be relaxed in any way. I would like to see a policy which rules out totally the on-shore extraction of oil and gas (including fracking) as being totally incompatible with the requirement to reduce carbon emissions.
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