Authorities talk about oil and gas rules

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OIL and gas development in the county has been discussed by officials.

A meeting was held between Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to discuss oil and gas development in Hampshire.

Around 200 delegates attended the event at Winchester Guildhall on June 5.

The purpose was to clarify the roles of planning and regulation authorities and discuss what may be expected should planning applications come forward for oil and gas development.

The event addressed concerns associated with oil and gas development, such as fracking.