Lancashire County Council has turned down a planning application from Cuadrilla for one of its sites in the county for shale exploration.
An operator or minerals planning authority taking part in a planning inquiry who does not test evidence adduced cannot complain if the inspector bases a decision in whole or in part on that issues
Christian Silk is senior associate at Eversheds
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