Over at Extreme Energy's website you can find a very, very detailed map of the state of play re: shale gas extraction plans for the UK. I think anyone living in (say) Margate might find it especially interesting.
Looking at the South East in general, I think we can anticipate some wondrous ideological contortions from right-wing MPs, councillors, and newspaper columnists. The 'fracking is vital for Britain' brigade will struggle to explain why the view from their French windows should take precedence over their nation's future. But I'm sure they'll think of something.