Two related firms acting on opposite sides of the table in negotiations over access for seismic monitoring are being investigated by their professional body for alleged conflict of interest.
A supporter of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire will be allowed to take an active part in the forthcoming public inquiry into the company’s planning applications.
A High Court judge in London will rule later this month on whether a residents’ group can challenge permission granted by Lancashire County Council for a fracking monitoring scheme in the Fylde.
The government wants to allow oil and gas companies to drill seismic monitoring boreholes without applying for planning permission.
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 […]
The report by planning officers on Cuadrilla’s testing plans for its exploratory well at Grange Road, Singleton, has been strongly criticised by a local councillor.