Lancashire County Council has published the reasons for refusing Cuadrilla’s plans for testing and monitoring at its Grange Road site at Singleton. The decision is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of the council’s development control committee on Wednesday (20th May 2015).
All the exploratory shale gas wells drilled by Cuadrilla in Lancashire had some technical difficulty and none were restored by the date set in the original planning permission. These are just two of the findings from an investigation by DrillOrDrop.com into problems at the company’s UK operations. We […]
Cuadrilla is proposing to use solid acoustic barriers, up to 14m high, to reduce noise from its planned fracking sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire.
Dart Energy is seeking to avoid the public defence of its proposals for coal bed methane drilling in Shropshire. The company is challenging a decision to hold a public inquiry into its planning application for an exploratory borehole at Dudleston Heath, near Ellesmere.
Last week, Lancashire’s development control committee rejected the advice of officers and refused planning permission to Cuadrilla to use its Grange Hill wellsite at Singleton for another three years. The company wanted to use the well for pressure testing and seismic monitoring as part of its fracking plans […]
Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas in February and March Three conferences Public meetings and debates Divestment talks Second reading of fracking private members bill Planning meeting on Dart’s Dudleston application End of consultation for Rathlin Energy application for West Newton B plans Film screeings […]
This afternoon Lancashire County Council’s development control committee decided to delay a decision on Cuadrilla’s planning applications to drill and frack up to eight wells near Blackpool. The company had requested a deferral after planning officers recommended refusal of the applications for sites at Preston New Road and Rosacre Wood. Report […]
18th May 2014 A residents’ group in Balcombe has written through its lawyers to tell West Sussex County Council why it believes planning permission for testing Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful. The council has 14 days to respond before the group applies for a judicial review of […]
May 5th 2014 The campaign group Frack Free Fernhurst has criticised members of West Sussex County Council planning committee who last week approved Cuadrilla’s planning application to test is oil well at Balcombe.
Decision on Cuadrillla’s Balcombe well should have been delayed – author of oil and gas planning motion
5th May 2014 The decision to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to test its well at Balcombe should have been deferred, according to one of the authors of guidelines to West Sussex County Council on oil and gas development.