Lancashire councillors voted unanimously this morning against a revised traffic management scheme for Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood near Blackpool.
The public inquiry to decide whether to grant planning permission for fracking at a second site in Lancashire will reopen in April 2018.
Lawyers for the government today defended the decision to give the go-ahead to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site and the UK’s first horizontal fracking wells.
The Environment Agency announced today it had granted a permit to INEOS for proposed shale gas exploration at the village of Marsh Lane in north east Derbyshire.
The next stage in a legal battle over ministerial approval of fracking in Lancashire reaches the Court of Appeal in London in August.
Anti-fracking campaigner Gayzer Frackman has won the right to pursue his legal challenge against permission for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site.
Plans by INEOS for a second shale gas well in the East Midlands will not need an environmental impact assessment, according to the local council.