Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
Login or Register
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Fracking given go ahead as Government overrules Lancashire council

Fracking in Lancashire has been given the green light by the Government despite Lancashire County Council refusing the application by energy firm Cuadrilla. 


Olivia   Midgley

TwitterFacebook
Olivia   Midgley
TwitterFacebook

Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, today (October 6) decided to give the green light to Preston based Cuadrilla, enabling the firm to test the development of shale gas at Preston New Road.

 

Read more: Shale gas fracking on Lancashire farmland is rejected

 

A final decision on a second site, Roseacre Wood, has been delayed to allow Cuadrilla to give more evidence about any traffic impact, however Mr Javid is expected to approve the application.

 

The Roseacre Wood site was unanimously rejected in July due to concerns over its impact on the local road network, while the application at Little Plumpton, Preston New Road, closer to Blackpool, was eventually refused on the grounds of noise and visual impact.

 

Earlier this year north Yorkshire County Council has approved fracking tests near the village of Kirby Misperton, despite receiving more than 4,000 objections. Read more here

 

Lee Petts, managing director of Remsol and member of Lancashire for Shale said: "Today’s decision is excellent news for Lancashire’s businesses and our future prosperity. Local businesses are already working hard to ensure that the county is getting prepared to secure the maximum benefit from a thriving local shale gas industry in the future. Beyond the positive news for jobs and economic growth, we also believe there are massive community benefits on offer from shale gas development.

"We have campaigned long and hard for this moment over the last three years. We believe today’s decision means that Lancashire is now back on track for the future investment and employment opportunities that would flow from a successful shale gas industry in the County.”


Read More

Actress Emma Thompson and sister join anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire Actress Emma Thompson and sister join anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire
Farmers and growers stand up to fracking in protester ‘month of action’ Farmers and growers stand up to fracking in protester ‘month of action’
Fracking activists fail to put farmers off Fracking activists fail to put farmers off
Fracking debate intensifies as North Yorkshire Council gives green light Fracking debate intensifies as North Yorkshire Council gives green light
Fracking given go ahead if three key tests are met Fracking given go ahead if three key tests are met

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent