Roseacre Wood, Lancashire

Horse rider on Roseacre Road

Key facts

Address: Roseacre Road, Roseacre

Planning applications: LCC/2014/0101 and LCC/2014/0102

Secretary of State’s report approving planning permission, including conditions

Environmental permits

Operator: Cuadrilla Elswick Limited

PEDL165

Timeline

28 September 2018

Melvyn Middleton, inspector at reopened public inquiry submits his report to the communities secretary, James Brokenshire. Decision expected early in the New Year

30 April 2018

James Brokenshire replaces Sajid Javid as communities and local government secretary, with responsibility for deciding the Roseacre appeal

24 April 2018

Final day of reopened public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of planning permission for Roseacre Wood.

10 April 2018

Public inquiry reopens into Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of planning permission for Roseacre Wood. Inquiry details

24 January 2018

Lancashire councillors unanimously oppose Cuadrilla’s new traffic plans for Roseacre Wood. Details

17 January 2018

Planners at Lancashire County Council recommend an objection to the Roseacre Wood plans on traffic grounds. They say the revised traffic scheme is still unacceptable. Details

10 January 2018

Two Lancashire Tory MPs object to Cuadrilla’s revised traffic plans for Roseacre Wood. Details

29 November 2017

Cuadrilla publishes revised traffic management plan for Roseacre Wood, with three lorry routes and 39 passing places. Roseacre Awareness Group said the plan would “put even more lives at risk”. Details

31 October 2017

Pre-inquiry meeting for re-opened public inquiry on the Roseacre Wood proposals. Details

15 April 2017

Jules Burton receives a letter saying his case has been refused permission to proceed to a court hearing. Details and reaction from local residents

12 April 2017

Mr Justice Dove rules “it would not be appropriate to grant permission” for a court hearing to challenge the reopening the Roseacre Wood public inquiry.

13 February 2017

Mid-June date now expected for statutory challenge in Manchester against the decision by the Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, to reopen the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Roseacre Wood.

26 January 2017

Court papers reveal that the all statutory challenges to decisions on Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas plans are to be heard in Manchester. Details

18 November 2016

Jules Burton announces he is seeking a statutory challenge to the decision by the Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, to reopen the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Roseacre Wood. Details

9 November 2016

Cllr Gordon Smith, of Treales, Roseacre and Wharles Parish Council, tells the All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas regulation and planning that the Roseacre Wood site is not safe, sustainable or supported. Details

12 October 2016

Barbara Richardson, of Roseacre Awareness Group, tells DrillOrDrop Sajid Javid’s decision has “unleashed a dragon” of opposition to fracking at Roseacre Wood. Details

6 October 2016

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces he is minded to allow Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of permission to frack at Roseacre Wood if highway problems can be resolved. This is against the recommendation of the inquiry inspector. Mr Javid reopens the public inquiry to give Cuadrilla another opportunity to provide evidence on highway safety. He follows the inspector’s recommendation and allows Cuadrilla’s appeal over the monitoring scheme. Decision and details

20 September 2016

Lancashire Nanas send a letter to the Queen in a final attempt to prevent fracking near Blackpool

14 July 2016

Sajid Javid replaces Greg Clark as Communities Secretary, with responsibility for deciding application to frack at Roseacre Wood

5 July 2016

Planning inspector, Wendy McKay, confirms she has sent her recommendation to the Secretary of State, Greg Clark, on Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of permission to frack at Roseacre Wood

4 April 2016

Planning Inspectorate announces that Wendy McKay, the inspector at the Cuadrilla appeal, will submit her recommendation on or before 4 July 2016

16 March 2016

End of public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal over refusal of plans to frack Roseacre Wood

24 February 2016

Site visits by planning inspector, Wendy McKay, as part of public inquiry

17 February 2016

First of four sessions at which members of the public gave evidence to the inquiry

9 February 2016

Opening day of public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal over refusal of planning permission to frack at Roseacre Wood and conditions on monitoring around Roseacre Wood.

25 January 2016

Details of public inquiry released

26 November 2015

Greg Clark, Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government, announces he will recover Cuadrilla’s appeal and decide whether fracking should go ahead at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood.

22 October 2015

Judge at the High Court approves proposal for a judicial review of Lancashire County Council’s decision to approve groundwater monitoring at and around Roseacre Wood.

20 October 2015

Confirmation that the following will take part in public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal: Cuadrilla, North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Preston New Road Action Group, Roseacre Awareness Group, Friends of the Earth and Roseacre and Wharles Parish Council.

23 July 2015

Confirmation that Cuadrilla is to appeal against the refusal of permission by Lancashire County Council for fracking at Roseacre Wood

25 June 2015

Lancashire County Council refuses permission to Cuadrilla to frack at Roseacre Wood.

15 June 2015

The planning officer for Lancashire County Council recommends refusal on traffic grounds for the scheme at Roseacre Wood.

23 April 2015

Lancashire County Council announces Cuadrilla’s fracking planning applications will be decided by 30 June 2015

14 April 2015

Cuadrilla announces acoustic barriers up to 14m high at proposed fracking sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood

20 March 2015

New public consultation begins on extra information on Cuadrilla’s fracking applications at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood

6 February 2015

The Environment Agency grants a permit for shale gas exploration and fracking at Roseacre Wood. Details

28 January 2015

Lancashire County Council’s development control committee defers a decision on Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood

23 January 2015

Cuadrilla asks Lancashire County Council to defer a decision on the company’s plans to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood

21 January 2015

Planning officer at Lancashire County Council recommends refusal of permission to frack at Roseacre Wood on noise and traffic grounds

26 November 2014

New public consultation on extra information on Cuadrilla’s planning application for fracking at Roseacre Wood

23 October 2014

Lancashire County Council says it needs more time to decide Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Roseacre Wood

18 May 2014

Lancashire County Council publishes Cuadrilla’s planning application for fracking at Roseacre Wood

4 February 2014

Cuadrilla announces plans for two fracking sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire