The National Farmers Union have responded to the Government’s recent consultation on allowing fracking companies to drill on their land. They have been very concerned about the lack of compensation agreements, and appear to be unimpressed with the latest consultation.
Their response states: “The NFU does not believe that companies should gain access to underground land more easily if this is to the detriment of landowners. We also think that operating companies will need to consider compensation to landowners if fracking does have an impact on the open market value of their land.
They also do not agree with proposals to pay compensation only to a “relevant community body”.
You can read a summary and download a pdf of their full response on NFU online.