The Government has today published a consultation which outlines proposals to allow fracking under national parks, AONBs, Sites of Scientific Interest and other protected areas, but rule out fracking from the surface in these areas.
Responding to news that the Government is attempting to fast-track fracking applications through the planning system, Friends of the Earth planning adviser Naomi Luhde-Thompson said: “Bulldozing fracking applications through the planning system, against the wishes of local people and councils, will …
Independent Queen’s Council legal advice shows that Lancashire’s Councillors can refuse Cuadrilla’s fracking application tomorrow (Monday 29 June) morning and could expect to defend this if the decision went to legal appeal.
Lancashire County Council has today published a written account of the legal advice given to councillors on its Development Control Committee yesterday (Wednesday 24 June) in relation to Cuadrilla’s planning application to frack at Preston New Road.
Lancashire councillors must put the interests of local people and the environment first and reject Cuadrilla’s planning applications to frack at two sites in the county, Friends of the Earth said today.
Elected officials in New York State, which banned fracking in December, have written to councillors in Lancashire to urge them to refuse planning permission for Cuadrilla’s two fracking applications.
Lancashire County council’s planning officers have recommended that planning permission is granted for Cuadrilla to frack at Preston New Road, while recommending that permission is refused for fracking at Roseacre.