Fracking health report to be considered at Lancashire County Council meeting

Posted on - 3rd November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Woodplumpton
Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire

A report on the potential health impacts of fracking near Preston is to be considered at a county council meeting.


Cuadrilla have submitted plans to frack for gas at Roseacre Wood near Inskip and Preston New Road at Little Plumpton.

A decision on whether to frack or not by Lancashire County Council has been delayed for a second time, with county planners requesting more time to consider the responses.

Health experts have been working with County Hall to create a report on the potential health impacts on shale gas exploration in Lancashire.

The collection of reports include a focus on the impact on local residents health from continous drilling on the sites if the plans are approved.

The county council’s cabinet is to consider the report’s findings and recommendations at a meeting on Thursday 6 November.

It comes as environmental groups hold a public meeting on Tuesday at Preston Minster to discuss fracking in Lancashire.

The full report is available to view on the county council website. If you read it and spot anything, let us know

What do you think about fracking proposals for just outside Preston? To frack or not to frack? Let us know in the comments below

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