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New Dates Set For Lancashire Shale Gas Decisions

John Freeman
Lancashire County Council has scheduled new dates in June for its Development Control Committee to make decisions on planning applications for shale gas development at two sites in the county.

The committee is due to determine applications from Cuadrilla to drill, frack, and test gas flows, with associated separate applications for environmental monitoring, at two sites in Lancashire - Preston New Road at Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood at Roseacre.

The applications relating to the Preston New Road site are scheduled to be decided at meetings to take place on Tuesday 23rd June and Wednesday 24th June.

The applications relating to the Roseacre Wood site are scheduled to be decided at meetings to take place on Thursday 25th June and Friday 26th June.

The Development Control Committee previously met in January to consider the applications and resolved to defer their decisions following a request by Cuadrilla to consider additional information about the applications.

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 to be considered by the committee will be published at on Tuesday 16th June.

You can see more information on shale gas developments in Lancashire here on the County Council web site