Following the Secretary of State’s decision and against this background Cuadrilla appointed an independent traffic consultant who commissioned extensive traffic surveys over the summer and
autumn this year to assess possible routes to the Roseacre Wood site. Based on the conclusions of this work, Cuadrilla is now proposing to utilise three routes to provide access for HGVs between the A583 and A585 and the Roseacre Wood site.
Maps of the three proposed HGV routes are enclosed and they are:
• Green Route from A585 to the Site via B5269 Thistleton Road, Elswick High Street and Roseacre Road;
• Red Route from A585 to the Site via B5269 Thistleton Road, Elswick High Street, Lodge Lane, Preston Road and Higham Side Road and through the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence High
Frequency Communications Site (DHFCS) Inskip facility;
• Blue Route from A583 to the Site via Clifton Lane, Station Road, Dagger Road, Salwick Road,
and Inskip Road and through the DHFCS facility.
The management of the three routes in order to minimise disruption and ensure safe and efficient
working will be set out in a Traffic Management Plan, in agreement with Lancashire County Council,
which will itself be subject to a planning condition.