Elswick, Lancashire


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

Key facts

Last updated 5/11/2020

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

Planning application: Submitted 9 January 2020 for another five years at the site.

Operator: Cuadrilla Elswick

Licence: EXL269

Status: Application for retention submitted but not published.


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