Today's Sunday Times reports that National parks and commons are to be opened up for fracking.
The article specifically mentions Steatham, and underlines the intention expressed by Boris Johnson last year, that fracking takes place in the London area.
It reports that the Department for Energy and Climate Change is about to issue a new round of licences. One license covering the south of Streatham has already been issued. As we have previously reported, the consultation on a licence covering the rest of Streatham finished at the end of March.
It is also becoming increasingly clear that planning laws may not be enough to stop fracking taking place. That is why Lambeth Council needs to identify what powers it has to stop it.