Elswick, Lancashire


Cuadrilla’s Elswick site in Lancashire. Photo: Cuadrilla Resources

Key facts

Last updated 12/12/22

Address: Off Roseacre Road, Elswick, Preston PR4 3XD

Planning application: Submitted 9 January 2020 for another five years at the site – approved July 2022.

Operator: Cuadrilla Elswick

Licence: EXL269

Status: Application for retention approved. No gas production since2013.


12 December 2022

Cuadrilla seeks go-ahead to generate electricity at Elswick gas site in Lancashire. Details

31 March 2022

Reprieve for Elswick wells as regulator allows Cuadrilla until June 2023 to produce credible reuse plans for site. Main details and  reaction

9 February 2022

Regulator orders Cuadrilla to plug and abandon gas well at Elswick. Details

15 July 2020

Council extends life of Cuadrilla’s Elswick gas site – subject to traffic plan. Details

7 July 2020

Planners back five more years at Cuadrilla’s suspended gas site. Details

31 January 2020

“Suspicion” at Cuadrilla’s gas plans for Elswick. Details

13 January 2020

Cuadrilla seeks consent to retain Elswick gas site. Details

9 January 2020

Cuadrilla confirms it has submitted an application to retain the site for a further five years. Details

April 2013

Advertising Standards Authority rules that Cuadrilla breached its code over comments on fracking at Elswick in a community newsletter

January 2010

Elswick-1 sold to Cuadrilla Resources by Warwick Energy


Elswick gas field commissioned


Elswick-1 gas well completed and stimulated by Independent Energy