The company that wants to frack for shale gas near Formby in Lancashire is pressing ahead with its planning application, despite the government’s recent moratorium.
A plan to drill and frack near important wildlife sites in Sefton and West Lancashire should not be approved, the government’s nature conservation adviser has warned.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied for more time to restore an exploration site near the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire because it said the latest attempt has been prevented by nesting birds. Little Ringed Plovers laid four eggs within 12m of the well head and work would […]
Councillors relax some conditions on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – but refuse other changes
Councillors in Lancashire have increased the rig height and the noise limit for restoration work at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary. But they refused the company’s request for longer working hours and an extended finish date.
A group representing people living near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site on the Ribble Estuary has vowed to continue its fight against a bid to relax conditions on noise limits. This is despite advice from officials that the company can’t make noise at the level it wanted at the […]
The Blackpool Gazette reports Cuadrilla has pulled out of one of its potential fracking sites on the Lancashire coast. The company says it will not seek consent to frack for gas at Anna’s Road in Westby because of “technical constraints related to wintering birds”. Drilling was restricted to a […]