The decision on whether Cuadrilla can drill and frack up to four shale gas wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, is expected early in January 2019, according to the Planning Inspectorate.
A campaigner will hear tomorrow whether the court injunction against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool will continue.
This post is tracking politician comments, council votes and petition signatures on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments in England.
Government proposals to make changes to the planning rules for shale gas and fracking are to come under scrutiny at a meeting of MPs next month.
September 2018 could see the first hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011. 17 events are already planned outside the Cuadrilla-operated site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, plus a women’s rally in Parliament Square.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it had granted a new permit for the oil exploration site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.