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300 shaken by plans for new fracking tests close to village


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25 February 2015


How the Singleton site looked in 2011. Cuadrilla has applied for permission to carry out tests there
15:00Tuesday 24 February 2015
More than 300 objections have been lodged against plans to allow a fracking firm to carry out tests at a village site.
As revealed by The Gazette last week, energy company Cuadrilla has applied to Lancashire County Council to keep a compound and access track on the farmland south of Grange Road, Singleton, for a further three years to allow it to carry out pressure testing and seismic monitoring. Officers are recommending the council’s development control committee tomorrow approves the proposals, which have attracted 301 objections, including concerns the tests could spark tremors similar to those at the exploratory shale gas site at Preese Hall in 2011. Cuadrilla first received permission to drill an exploratory borehole and carry out hydraulic fracturing at the Singleton site in April 2010 to assess potential for gas. Continue reading 300 shaken by plans for new fracking tests close to village

Cuadrilla’s Permit Application for Roseacre Wood

Cuadrilla have applied to the Environmental Agency for permits associated with the exploratory drilling and fracturing at Roseacre Wood. They need these permits to proceed if they manage to get planning permission.

The EA are seeking comments on the permit application,with the consultation period from now until 22nd July.

To view the application (which also contains much of the documentation submitted to Lancashire County Council as part of the planning application) and to input your comments/objections use the link below.

Link to Environment Agency Consultation page

This link will also provide access to the equivalent for Preston New Road consultation which closes on the 9th July.

Don’t forget the EA are running a drop in session at Elswick village hall on Thursday 3rd July from 2:00 pm til 7:00 pm

Confirmation of Roseacre Wood exploration site planning application submission

Cuadrilla Resources

Cuadrilla has submitted a planning application to Lancashire County Council (LCC) for its proposed Roseacre Wood shale gas exploration site. The proposal covers the works required to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells on the site.

A detailed Environmental Statement (ES), resulting from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) produced by consultants at Arup has been submitted with the planning application. Both the ES and the application will be available to the public once validated by the council, which is expected to be within two weeks. Following this LCC will launch a formal consultation process in order to allow the public to comment. We anticipate that the application to LCC will be decided within a 16 week determination period which will start on the validation date.

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