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.
Heavy lorries travelling to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Roseacre Wood would have an unacceptable impact on road safety, the inquiry into the scheme heard today.
Neil Stevens, a highways officer for Lancashire County Council, told the inquiry today: “The [Roseacre Wood] site is remote from the major road network. Safe and suitable access cannot be achieved by the Traffic Management Plan. The increase in traffic, particularly from heavy goods vehicles, would be […]
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster: the government says community involvement in fracking planning applications remains paramount.
No reason to refuse Roseacre appeal on traffic, says Cuadrilla Cuadrilla told the public inquiry into its fracking plans in Lancashire that lorries traveling to the Roseacre Wood site would not make the roads unsafe.
The government will not win public support for fracking by behaving like a salesperson for the technique, a new study has concluded.
Opponents of fracking in North Yorkshire have criticised the report by the Shale Gas Task Force published this morning for not representing their views. A statement from Frack Free Ryedale said aspects of the report read like “an industry shopping list” with very little input from local communities.
The inspector at a public inquiry into plans to drill for oil in the Surrey Hills said this afternoon he was not confident the management of traffic to the site would work.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 12th December 21014 This week saw the Infrastructure Bill’s Second Reading debate in the House of Commons. A Lancashire Conservative MP voted against the Government and another warned he would […]
Local authorities lack competence to deal with important issues in shale gas planning applications, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey.