Cuadrilla have announced they will not appeal against the Secretary of State’s decision, made on 12th February, to refuse planning permission at Roseacre Wood. Amazing news. We have waited so long!
Our statement. Roseacre Awareness Group are delighted to hear this news. We have been saying for years that the traffic issues, relating to the Roseacre Wood site are insurmountable, a fact recognised by LCC and two independent Planning Inspectors and ultimately by the Secretary ofState.
However, we should never have had to go through this stressful process. We have spent thousands of unpaid man hours, and tens of thousands of pounds, producing evidence to support our case which now all seems worthwhile but it has cost us much stress and anxiety.
At last we can breathe a sigh of relief and know that our community is safe and no longer under threat from this insidious industry.
We would like to thank everyone for all their hard work and support including those at LCC, and all 7 town and parish councils, who worked with us.
However, we are still very concerned about this government’s intention to push fracking on unwilling communities and we will do whatever we can to support other communities faced with this threat.
We will continue to raise awareness and support our friends at Preston New Road and elsewhere.
Fracking is not wanted and not needed. It is neither safe or sustainable. There is no social license and communities will not be bought.
We do not believe fracking for shale gas, a dirty carbon intensive fossil fuel industry, has any place in our energy mix. We must encourage and invest in renewable, green energy future for the sake of future generations.