The government has finally released the full report on the impact of shale gas drilling on the rural economy – 11 months after first publishing a heavily redacted version. The full report, commissioned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, details the negative impacts of shale […]
Cuadrilla, the operator of the proposed sites We are surprised and disappointed that Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee has denied planning consent for our application to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road, particularly as their decision follows a positive recommendation by the Council’s Planning Officers. […]
Pat Davies, Preston New Road Residents’ Group “Absolutely ecstatic. The community can breathe again. This has had a huge impact on peoples’ lives. We are delighted the committee have spent enough time considering this. I am delighted that Cllr Green was the voice of reason. We also owe […]
Fylde fracking bid stalls as committee refuses Cuadrilla’s application – full story from the committee
Cuadrilla’s bid to frack in the Fylde stalled today as Lancashire County Councillors refused a second planning application. In a wider margin than expected, the council’s development control committee voted by nine to three with two abstentions to reject the scheme to drill, frack and test up to […]
Keep in touch here with what’s happening at the Lancashire County Council committee that is deciding Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road. Updates as they happen. 12.15 The cabinet member for planning, Cllr Marcus Johnson, who voted against refusal, said he stood by the decision of […]
A second barrister has confirmed that Lancashire councillors could refuse Cuadrilla’s plans to frack up to four wells at Preston New Road – and defend the decision if it went to appeal. But the organisation representing the onshore oil and gas industry has said its barrister has backed […]
Residents opposed to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road in Lancashire have complained that the county council’s planning officer had undermined the scale of objections.
IGas announced it would submit a planning application to drill exploratory wells in Nottinghamshire in the next quarter. The company in its annual accounts released today said if it received consent it would expect to start drilling in the first half of next year.
Two of the country’s environmental campaign organisations are rallying support for Lancashire County Councillors who voted to refuse Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 26th June 2015. Subsidy cut for wind but increased for fracking Community gets last say on wind but not for fracking Fracking concerns in Falkirk Fracking and the planning system Licences […]