The Conservative-led council in the area of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has called on the government to ban local fracking immediately on safety grounds.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.
Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts.
One of the UK’s leading seismologists says more shale gas wells must be fracked to assess the risk from tremors.
The business minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has confirmed that Cuadrilla will not be allowed to resume fracking at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool until last month’s record-breaking tremor has been investigated.
Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.