A community group has begun a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to grant planning permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Last week’s decision by a government minister to reopen the planning inquiry into one of Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire has made local people more determined to fight it, a spokesperson for the community has told DrillOrDrop.
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 […]
People opposed to fracking demonstrated today outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool to protest at the go-ahead for exploration.
The former planning minister, Brandon Lewis, said tonight he believed decisions on shale gas should be made by local people, through their local authority.
A group opposed to Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans in Lancashire has sent an open letter to the Queen in a final attempt to prevent fracking near Blackpool.
A new piece of research has concluded that the prospect of fracking for shale gas in Lancashire has already had a profound effect on local people, leading to stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of disenfranchisement.
The prospect of fracking for shale gas in Lancashire has already had a profound effect on local people, according to new research.
The head of the fracking company, Cuadrilla, warned this morning that investors didn’t have “limitless patience”.
A group campaigning to prevent fracking at a field at Little Plumpton near Blackpool has said it is surprised at plans by Cuadrilla to drill four groundwater monitoring boreholes on the site.