Altcar Moss, Lancashire

Altcar Moss The MOss Alliance

Great Altcar, the site that Aurora wants to drill and frack. Photo: The Moss Alliance

 

Key facts

Address: Land northwest of Sutton’s Lane, Great Altcar, Lancashire

Planning application: LCC/2019/0037 application to drill and frack two wells; Scoping request

Operator: Aurora Resources

Licence: PEDL164

Status: No applications but proposals expected soon to drill and frack for shale gas

Timeline

Last updated 12/8/2019

5 September 2019

West Lancs Borough Council overwhelmingly opposes Aurora Energy Resource’s fracking plans at Great Altcar. Details

5 August 2019

“No doubt about opposition” to West Lancs fracking plans, say campaigners. Details

18 July 2019

West Lancs council restates opposition to fracking as shale gas plans published. Details

17 July 2019

Aurora publishes plans for drilling and fracking at Altcar Moss. Details

27 June 2019

Aurora Energy Resources announces it is seeking consent to frack for shale gas at Altcar Moss. Details

31 August 2018

Shadow minister, Barry Gardiner, visits campaigners at Altcar Moss. Details

9 March 2018

Experts say Aurora’s statements on fracking impacts on wildlife are not backed up by evidence. Details

5 January 2018

Aurora announces fracking plans for Altcar Moss. Details and link to scoping request

July and August 2016

Tesla Exploration carries out seismic testing prompting local protests and complaints about the tests. DrillOrDrop reports here and here.

1 July 2016

OGA announces a two-year extension to initial term of PEDL164 to June 2018.


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