Fracking near Preston: Decision days in late June announced

Posted on - 18th May, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Woodplumpton
Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire

A much-delayed decision on whether to allow fracking at two sites near Preston is now due to happen in late June.


Cuadrilla has tabled plans to drill for shale gas at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood but asked for more time when Lancashire County Council planners met in January.

As hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners held placards outside County Hall in Preston in January the meeting was cancelled and further information put out for consultation.


The county council has now released new dates for when the planning applications are to be heard.

Preston New Road is to be decided on Tuesday 23 June and Wednesday 24 June.

Roseacre Wood is to be decided on Thursday 25 June and Friday 26 June.

A county council spokesman said: “The council has subsequently consulted upon the new information provided by Cuadrilla and planning officers are now reviewing the feedback from the consultation period, and the details supplied by Cuadrilla, in order to prepare reports and offer recommendations to the committee.”

Reports by planning officers which will recommend to the committee whether to accept or reject the fracking plans are due to be published on Tuesday 16 June.

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