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Cuadrilla set to relocate to Lancashire

Energy firm Cuadrilla are to move their headquarters to Lancashire to show commitment to shale gas exploration in the county.

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Cuadrilla have announced they will relocate their HQ to Lancashire
Cuadrilla have announced they will relocate their HQ to Lancashire

Energy firm Cuadrilla has announced it will relocate its headquarters as a ’viable symbol’ of its commitment to shale gas exploration.

 

After announcing last month they would be appealing against the decisions made by Lancashire County Council to refuse permission to explore shale gas at two sites, the company has now said it is moving its management and operational team from the current office in Staffordshire to an ’unconfirmed’ location in Lancashire.

 

Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla said: "Relocating our headquarters to the North West is not only a visible symbol of our continued commitment to exploration for shale gas in Lancashire but will enable an even greater focus in growing our supplier base and employees from the area.

 

“Whilst we are currently at the start of an appeals process regarding our Lancashire planning applications, we are confident that shale gas exploration will bring many benefits to the region that include our own direct investment in local people and suppliers for our new head office.”

 

Lancashire County Council rejected two planning applications for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood in June, 2015.

 

While the outcome of Roseacre Wood was expected to be rejected, the Preston New Road site was refused despite planning officers recommending the proposal should be approved.

 

Seismic monitoring

 

Despite the rejection of shale gas exploration, the council backed Cuadrilla’s bid for seismic monitoring on the planned fracking site at Roseacre Wood, a move which anti-fracking campaigners are now seeking a review over.

 

Roseacre Awareness Group (RAG) have said the refusal of fracking at the site should have removed the need for monitoring.

 

The campaigners have raised £8,000 through crowd funding and fundraisers to cover the legal costs of the review.


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