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 […]
As Lancashire councillors prepare to decide on Cuadrilla’s fracking applications, a senior academic has called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until more information is known about the risks of contamination.
Council planning officer, Stuart Perigo, said today there had been 18,106 objections to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at a site in the Fylde area of Lancashire. There had been 217 comments in support of the plans.
One of Britain’s biggest trades unions has backed its leadership in favour of fracking for UK shale gas.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have published a map, which they say shows what the area would look like if Cuadrilla built its planned number of shale gas wellpads.
Anti-fracking campaigners in North Yorkshire are preparing to fight the planning application submitted last week by Third Energy to hydraulically stimulate and test its existing gas well at Kirby Misperton.
“Strong forces in Whitehall” want to take planning decisions about fracking away from local authorities, councillors in Lancashire have been warned.
Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at two sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire will be decided at the end of June.
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 […]