The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission.
Councillors in Lancashire have turned down the latest of multiple applications from Cuadrilla for more time to restore a shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary.
Councillors relax some conditions on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – but refuse other changes
Councillors in Lancashire have increased the rig height and the noise limit for restoration work at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary. But they refused the company’s request for longer working hours and an extended finish date.
A group representing people living near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site on the Ribble Estuary has vowed to continue its fight against a bid to relax conditions on noise limits. This is despite advice from officials that the company can’t make noise at the level it wanted at the […]
“Illogical” planning condition delays restoration of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site for one year
A Cuadrilla shale gas site, next to an internationally important bird reserve, will not be returned to farmland for another year because of the way planning conditions were written.
All the exploratory shale gas wells drilled by Cuadrilla in Lancashire had some technical difficulty and none were restored by the date set in the original planning permission. These are just two of the findings from an investigation by DrillOrDrop.com into problems at the company’s UK operations. We […]
Pink Footed Geese feeding on a wildfowl refuge set up by Cuadrilla were shot by hunters who had leased the same fields. The fracking company rented land on the Lancashire coast as winter grazing for birds displaced by its exploratory gas well at Becconsall, near Banks. But shooting […]