Nearly 50 people gave evidence today against Cuadrilla’s proposal to frack at Preston New Road in the Fylde area of Lancashire.
Britain’s largest union, Unite, has urged Lancashire County Council to block Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at two sites in the Fylde.
A councillor who accused the government of undermining Lancashire’s decisions on fracking is no longer a member of the committee that will vote on Cuadrilla’s applications next week.
“Strong forces in Whitehall” want to take planning decisions about fracking away from local authorities, councillors in Lancashire have been warned.
The reasons for Lancashire County Council’s refusal of permission for Cuadrilla’s shale gas monitoring plans at Grange Road, Singleton have still not been confirmed.
Lancashire County Council announced in the past few minutes it has agreed with Cuadrilla to a target date of 30th April 2015 to decide the company’s applications to frack at two sites in the Fylde.