The future of fracking in Lancashire looks to be in doubt following a report.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council has rejected the idea that fracking should take place at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood, between Preston and Blackpool.
A final decision will be made by councillors next week as to whether the firm Cuadrilla will receive permission to frack at the two sites.
The report has said that the process would “unnecessarily and unacceptably” affect the neighbourhood at Little Plumtpon while causing extra traffic at Roseacre Wood leading to safety concerns.
Cuadrilla said they were disappointed and surprised at the decision.
The report will raise questions about the effectiveness of their proposed background noise mitigation measures.
Helen Rimmer, of Friends of the Earth, welcomed the decision and hopes the proposal will be rejected next week to “ensure that fracking is not allowed to cause further climate change while also putting communities and the local environment at risk.”