The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool.
Update: Lancashire bill for hosting fracking inquiry stands at £330k but council escapes most of Cuadrilla’s costs
Lancashire County Council has confirmed that it will have to pay only a “relatively small” part of Cuadrilla’s costs following the decision last week to approve planning permission for fracking at Preston New Road. Local newspaper reports at the weekend had suggested that the council faced a bill of £330,000 […]
DrillOrDrop’s digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world.
Fire has destroyed the home of an anti-fracking campaigner who is being prosecuted by Fylde Borough Council for displaying posters opposing shale gas developments.
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.
Council blocks residents from presenting “valid reasons” for refusing Preston New Road fracking application
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Preston New Road in the Fylde say their barristers have confirmed there are valid reasons to refuse the application and that the risk of costs would be small if it went to appeal. The Preston New Road Action Group wants to […]
Cuadrilla confirmed in a statement this morning that the Environment Agency has granted a second set of permits for fracking in the Fylde area of Lancashire.
West Sussex County Council welcome today’s decision. A spokesman said: “Our planning committee has to make decisions based on the merits of individual applications while adhering to national guidelines and policies.
The planning committee that granted planning permission for testing and flaring at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe was misdirected, a court heard this morning.
The interim injunction granted to the drilling company Cuadrilla and a group of Lancashire landowners to prevent protests on proposed fracking sites has been extended unopposed at Manchester High Court. But the judge rejected the company’s application for legal costs of £54,000 against a single anti-fracking campaigner. It […]