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  • Premier Icon Drac
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    Yup made me laugh that too.

    “Oh yes send it to the NE no one lives there which means nothing can be ruined.”

    gazc
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    typical fracking southerner

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Ive got a left leaning friend who lives in that barren wasteland and her expletive filled rant on facebook about this was quite amusing

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    In the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby

    “I’m aghast!”

    😯

    Go and read the comments below the story on the Telegraph page. Even more funny / worrying.

    5thElefant
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    Ive got a left leaning friend who lives in that barren wasteland and her expletive filled rant on facebook about this was quite amusing

    Was it the thought of having a job? 😯

    Mr Woppit
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    Desolate…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yup it’s just wasteland.


    Cheviots by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    lemonysam
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    It’s awful, stay away.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yup crowded polluted beaches.


    Low Steads packed as ever by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    5thElefant
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    Same beach, different angle

    lemonysam
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    And the locals are deeply unfriendly

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Errmmm! No it’s not.

    Pigface
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    Didn’t know they did comedy in the Lords πŸ˜†

    lemonysam
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    Same beach, different angle

    What’s all that scaffolding doing up on the castle?

    5thElefant
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    And at night πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Locals are old goats.


    Cheviot Goats by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    oldnpastit
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    Family holiday there in a week’s time. I’m shocked to learn that it’s a desolate wasteland. What tyres for a post-apocalyptic nightmare?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Keep away oldnpastit it’s like a scene from Mad Max


    IMG_4042_Snapseed by Lee Collis, on Flickr

    What an utter **** that idiot is. How do people so utterly **** stupid get to such positions of power? It really is ver depressing. Osbournes FIL too….

    Edric 64
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    Good cos we dont want it on Mendip it could ruin our caves !!!!!!!!!!!

    Edric 64
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    Jokes aside They say women are attracted to blokes like their dads and Osbourne is a total stroker as well

    MrSmith
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    Makes sense though, less population density and a lot of land that is of little value where the impact would be minimal, not forgetting the jobs that would be created for the numerous unemployed residing in the north of England.

    CaptJon
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    MrSmith – Member
    Makes sense though, less population density and a lot of land that is of little value where the impact would be minimal, not forgetting the jobs that would be created for the numerous unemployed residing in the north of England.

    Less population density but also the place where there are lots of unemployed? Sort your scale out.

    Also, ‘land that is of little value’ is incredibly subjective. Are you referring to the National Park and SSSIs, or the farmland which is a living for many farmers?

    MrSmith…. google “ecosystem services” read, have a think and then get back to us.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Makes sense though, less population density and a lot of land that is of little value where the impact would be minimal, not forgetting the jobs that would be created for the numerous unemployed residing in the north of England.

    MrSmith
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    Around eight per cent of the land in North East is urban. About three per cent of the North East region is covered by very good quality agricultural land and 39 per cent by good or moderate quality agricultural land. Nearly 80% of agricultural land in the North East is under some sort of agri-environment management which is an indicator of the extent to which land is being managed in a sustainable way.
    The Environment Agency’s state of the environment report published in 2011 estimated that 5,700 hectares of brownfield/contaminated land in the region is either derelict, vacant or is in use with the potential for development. Between 2006-2009, 62% of new properties (on average) were built on previously developed land, compared to the average for England over the same period of 76%. The 2004 sustainability appraisal recorded 51% of housing built on brownfield sites between 1989-1993, and 59% between 1999-2002.

    So not a high proportion of prime agricultural land and 5700 hectares doing very little. So an ideal candidate for gas exploration compared to most areas in the south.

    Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11205/north_east.pdf

    MrSmith
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    The North East covers 8,600 square kilometers (sq km) and is the second smallest region in England after London. In 2010, the North East had a population of around 2.6 million, making it the least populous region in the country with 5% of the English total4. The local authority area with the largest population was County Durham and fewest people lived in Hartlepool.
    The population of the region grew by just over 2% between 2000 and 2010. This is considerably slower than the average pace of population growth across England (6%).
    Overall, 281 of the 10% most deprived Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LLSOAs)5 in England are located in this region.
    The North East has 1,656 LLSOAs in total and 17% (281) of all its LLSOAs are amongst the 10% most deprived in England. The North East has a greater proportion of its LLSOAs in the most deprived quintile (32.7%) of any region in England. In all, 32% of the North East’s population live in these most deprived areas – the highest of any English region

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    So in need of job opportunities

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Let the copy and paste wars commence.

    ivantate
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    Best of a bad job, might aswell get on with it.

    meehaja
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    One doesn’t cut & paste in the northeast, one “drags & drops”. This I learnt at Teesside university.

    CaptJon
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    MrSmith – Member

    So not a high proportion of prime agricultural land and 5700 hectares doing very little. So an ideal candidate for gas exploration compared to most areas in the south.

    Much of that sub-prime agricultural land is in the national park or covers some sort of other environmentally protected area. As for the brownfield, that’s an area smaller than Guernsey made up of pockets of land in mostly urban areas, and probably not near the gas deposits – i’m pretty sure there is more than that in the south east. Also, google anagallis_arvensis’ suggestion.

    Premier Icon paulosoxo
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    One doesn’t cut & paste in the northeast, one “drags & drops”. This I learnt at Teesside university, in Yorkshire.

    FTFY.

    project
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    Why dont they frack under Big Ben, theyt could easily disguise it, and then there is canary wharf same there.

    Both pointless employnment agencies, and we might as well make some use of the empty buildings.

    chewkw
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    They should frack in A.SalmondLand … πŸ˜†

    What an utter **** that idiot is. How do people so utterly **** stupid get to such positions of power?

    In the case of David Howell initially by voters freely electing him, that’s how.

    And can’t see what is particularly shocking about an Eton educated Tory talking and behaving like an Eton educated Tory.

    spchantler
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    hang on, whats population density got to do with it? why shouldn’t they frack anywhere? after all its completely safe…isn’t it?

    Premier Icon I_did_dab
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    Surely the correct response should be – “you could have had gas reserves to spare and a thriving carbon extraction based economy in the NE, but 25 years ago your lot decided to shut the deep coal mines, remove the pumps and allow them to flood – closing them forever, whilst simultaneously removing legislation allowing gas powered electricity generation. Your generation’s politically motivated spite and lack of forethought got us into this mess, and now your lot oppose wind and other renewable energy sources that can get us out of it, and want to frack here instead”

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    “It’s completely safe” doesn’t play well with “but we have to stick it somewhere there’s not too many people”. Hardly a revelation this, but always worth bearing in mind.

    LHS
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    fought so hard to keep t’pits open, should welcome fracking.

    tinybits
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    Was it the thought of having a job?

    Now that’s funny…

    Just me then πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon ransos
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    And can’t see what is particularly shocking about an Eton educated Tory talking and behaving like an Eton educated Tory.

    Quite. One should have very low expectations of such people.

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