Fracking regions '£800k payout'

Press Association
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Communities affected by controversial "fracking" will be offered an average of £800,000 in additional compensation in an effort to stave off opposition in Conservative heartlands, according to reports.

Prime Minister David Cameron, an avid supporter of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, will make the announcement as a survey is published showing the extent of shale gas reserves in the south of England, according to the Times.