As I could not attend Lee Rowley’s debate on Fracking which took place at the end of 2018, I had a very good and interesting meeting with Lee beforehand. He makes some very important and well argued points especially in relation to the importance of the views of local people being valued.

I have always supported shale gas extraction but it is fair to say I was impressed by Lee’s concerns. I will examine the issues he and you have raised in more detail.