Our digest of July’s daily headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Reaction to refusal of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications, including company announcement of appeals Government announces exclusion zones for fracking. Criticism over no ban on fracking […]
The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, today urged David Cameron not to overrule the local refusal of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans in Lancashire. Anything that prevented local communities from rejecting fracking would be “fundamentally undemocratic”, she said.
Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood application attracted 205 letters of support. 14 speakers addressed the committee in support of the plans. They said the application, if approved, would create jobs, benefit the local national and local economy and contribute to tackling climate change. Here is a selection of the arguments […]
Lancashire councillors voted unanimously to refuse Cuadrilla’s planning application to frack up to four wells at Roseacre Wood. But they approved the company’s scheme for 88 seismic monitoring stations and three monitoring boreholes around Roseacre. The results were received in silence in the council chamber at county hall in […]
We’ll be updating this page regularly with the latest from today’s meeting of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee in the council chamber at County Hall in Preston. The meeting is considering Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at Roseacre Wood. But it began […]
Britain’s largest union, Unite, has urged Lancashire County Council to block Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at two sites in the Fylde.
Some opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in the Fylde have suggested Lancashire County Council’s decision-making process is unfair and biased in favour of the company.
Earlier today, Lancashire County Council planners recommended refusal of Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde. Drill Or Drop has been looking at the planners’ report to find out how they came up with this recommendation. The report will be discussed by councillors who will […]
This morning, Lancashire County Council planners recommended approval of Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road. But it recommended refusal on traffic grounds for the company’s fracking application for Roseacre Wood. The applications will be decided at meetings of the council’s Development Control Committee between Tuesday June […]
In the past hour Lancashire County Council planners recommended approval of Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road but recommended refusal of the other application for frackng at Roseacre Woodon traffic grounds. Breaking news