Fracking fears as landowners lay claim to ancient rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in energy, fracking, housing, land registration, news by tracey

‘Fears that landowners could use ancient rights to allow fracking under people’s homes have been raised following the disclosure on Wednesday that more than 73,000 claims to manorial rights in England and Wales have been received by the Land Registry. The claims have resulted in thousands of home owners being sent letters informing them that landowners or institutions have the rights to mineral extraction under their property. This has raised fears the landowners could try to exercise those rights for mining or fracking.’

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Daily Teelgraph, 16th Janaury 2014