Council to delay fracking decision

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Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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County councillors have agreed to delay a decision on proposals for two new fracking sites in Lancashire.

Shale company Cuadrilla has applied for permission to explore for shale gas at two sites between Preston and Blackpool, in Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood, near Roseacre. But the firm last week asked for the decision on whether to give the go-ahead to be deferred, as it submitted new information after planning officers for Lancashire County Council recommended the sites be refused planning permission due to noise and traffic.

After taking legal advice in private session at County Hall in Preston, planning committee members voted to defer any decision to a later date.

It will be a minimum of eight weeks before the committee can reconvene to consider the applications.

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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