Cuadrilla’s Latest Traffic Proposals

Cuadrilla have published their latest proposals which are to be considered at the re-opened Public Inquiry at Blackpool Football Club. The proposed time and date for this re-opening is 10.00am on Tuesday 10th April 2018. 

Their proposals will impact the villages of Thistleton, Elswick, Crossmoor, Inskip, Roseacre, Catforth, Treales, and Clifton. Full details of their intentions are in the following documents. 


If you wish to object to these proposals you can do so

  1. By writing to:    Jonathan Haine, Development Management, PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, PR1 0LD
  2. By e-mail to:

In both cases you should quote:  APP/Q2371/W/15/3134385 To Planning Application Ref: LCC/2014/0101 

These objections are merely being collated by Lancashire County Council, they will be forwarded to Cuadrilla as it is their application to which you are objecting. Objections should be submitted to Lancashire County Council by 10th January 2018.

If you wish to speak at the Public Inquiry you will be allowed to do so. Public speakers will be limited to 5 minutes and the Inquiry will allocate times in the evening to accomodate people who work during the day.

Should you have any queries or require further information you can contact Jules Burton either by e-mail at or by calling 07814 127770.

What’s happening this week? 11-17 December 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Pop-up protest outside Lancashire County Council;
  • Committee discusses latest Cuadrilla proposals for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood;
  • Europa Oil & Gas annual general meeting;
  • Fundraising Winter Wonderland in Woodsetts;
  • Christmas market outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton.

Plus Christmas socials and fundraisers, meetings, information events and talks.

By Ruth @ Drill  or Drop




Newly disclosed data shows need for inquiry into fracking

News has surfaced of an “internal” report written by OGC staff and hidden from the public for four years. The report identifies nearly 50 gas wells where methane was verified as “migrating” from fracked wells and possibly 900 well sites where gas might be migrating. The report warns that migrating, or escaping gas, could “enter potable water aquifers and cause groundwater contamination.”




2017 – Help us build a year in pictures

DrillOrDrop needs your help to find the best images of 2017 that tell the story of fracking and onshore oil and gas. 

There have been many memorable images this year. We particularly liked:

  • The line of cows walking in the field in front of the rig at Preston New Road
  • The face-to-face confrontation between a police officer and a campaigner
  • A small child above a sea of high-vis jackets
  • A cheerful campaigner at Kirby Misperton in some of the first snows



Drilling diary – December 2017

40+ events in December 2017 events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including:

  • Debate between INEOS and Eckington Against Fracking;
  • Actions opposing Barclays Bank investment in Third Energy;
  • Anti-fracking march in Pickering;
  • Dalai Lama’s monks visit Preston New Road;
  • Council committee meetings;
  • Christmas social events.

Plus meetings, fundraisers, information events and  presentations.