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Protesters back call for shale gas in Lancashire

A protest in support of shale gas extraction has been held in Blackpool by campaigners. The move has been made in an attempt to highlight industry in Lancashire, after the county council refused planning permission for test fracking at a site in the region.

Oil & Gas

Cuadrilla to appeal fracking rejection

Cuadrilla said it plans to appeal a decision by Lancashire County Council to refuse planning consent for two licences for temporary shale gas exploration sites. The energy firm had wanted to frack and test the flow of gas following drilling at up to four exploration wells at a proposed site between Preston and Blackpool. Prior to last month's decision planning officials at Lancashire County Council recommended its approval, subject to a number of conditions being met, but councillors chose to ignore the advice and rejected it due to adverse impacts on landscape and noise.

Oil & Gas

Cuadrilla fracking decision expected today

Councillors are finally expected to rule today whether fracking can go ahead in Lancashire. Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to explore for shale gas by drilling, hydraulically fracking and testing the flow of gas at site near Little Plumpton between Preston and Blackpool. Planning officers have recommended the plans should be passed subject to a number of conditions being met such as controlling time limits, hours of working, control of noise and highway matters.

Oil & Gas

Cuadrilla frack refusal unreasonable says lawyer

Rejecting an application for fracking because of its visual and landscape impacts would be “unreasonable” in planning terms, councillors have been advised. A decision on energy firm Cuadrilla’s bid to explore for shale gas at a site between Preston and Blackpool was deferred yesterday until Monday to consider legal advice in writing. Councillors were previously given verbal legal advice over a motion to refuse the scheme because it did not meet the county’s minerals and waste local plan.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Cuadrilla decision puts ‘intolerable pressure’ on members

Councillors have been under “intolerable pressure” to decide whether fracking for shale gas can go ahead in Lancashire, a public meeting has heard. The 15 members of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee are debating the proposals by energy firm Cuadrilla ahead of making an expected final decision today. Cuadrilla wants to develop two new sites between Preston and Blackpool to explore for shale gas by drilling, fracking and testing the flow of gas.

Oil & Gas

Cuadrilla decision due today

uncillors will decide today on whether to give the green light to fracking for shale gas in Lancashire. Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to develop two new sites between Preston and Blackpool to explore for shale gas by drilling, fracking and testing the flow of gas.

Oil & Gas

Councillors told ‘be brave’ ahead of Cuadrilla fracking decision

Residents living near a proposed fracking site have urged councillors to “be brave” and refuse to give it the go-ahead. Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to develop two new sites between Preston and Blackpool to explore for shale gas by drilling, fracking and testing the flow of gas. A report from Lancashire County Council planning officials recommended that one of the sites - at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton - be passed subject to a number of conditions being met such as hours of working, control of noise and highway matters.

Oil & Gas

Campaign warns over Cuadrilla fracking snub

Rejecting plans for test fracking in Lancashire would send a message that the county was not open for business and investment, a campaign group has warned. Members of the North West Energy Task Force said it would be a missed opportunity to create jobs and “significantly” boost the local economy. The coalition, which includes local businesses, academics, farmers and students, spoke out on the eve of the beginning of the decision-making process on proposals by shale company Cuadrilla for two sites between Preston and Blackpool.