Fracking within 5 miles of your home could wipe 7% of the value of your property.

Allegations from an internal government report state that the damage to rural landscapes and increased traffic congestion could have a negative impact on house prices.

Increased insurance premiums were also cited as having a negative effect for homeowners. Last week's refusal by Lancashire County Council to grant planning permission at two sites showed the effect of public opinion on proposals to frack.