Decisions will be made on two controversial fracking applications in Lancashire in late June, the county council has said.
Lancashire County Council’s development control committee had originally been due to make decisions in January on applications by shale company Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test gas flows at two sites on the Fylde Coast between Preston and Blackpool.
But the firm asked for the decision on whether to give the go-ahead to be deferred, as it submitted new information after planning officers for Lancashire County Council recommended the sites be refused planning permission due to noise and traffic.
The council has now announced the application for Preston New Road at Plumpton will be determined at a meeting scheduled for June 23 and 24, and the application for Roseacre Wood, Roseacre, will be decided on June 25 and 26.
The council said it had consulted on the new information provided by Cuadrilla, and planning officers were reviewing the feedback and the details provided by the company in order to prepare reports and offer recommendations to the committee.
The reports on the applications that the committee will consider will be published on June 16, the council said.