LETTER FROM ONE OF OUR FRIENDS IN WEST SUSSEX.

Lancashire county council launches consultation on Cuadrilla fracking applications PRESTON NEW ROAD AND ROSEACRE WOOD

Dear All
I think it is safe to assume that the outcome of the LCC planning meeting in late April will have a massive impact on the future of the shale gas industry in the UK and possibly the election results in May

We know that thousands of people have already spoken out against Cuadrilla’s fracking proposals and Lancashire Council’s Planning Officer recommended that its previous application should have been rejected.
During the period of time since Cuadrilla’s application Scotland and Wales have both suspended fracking because of climate change, and environmental and public health worries.
We must hope that the Lancashire Councillors will continue to stand up for local peoples’ health and environment and not let their county become the UK’s guinea pig for this unnecessary and polluting technology
Please take a look and make your feelings known directly to LCC, the outcome will impact throughout the UK, so it is especially important that we continue to increase the number of representations to an all-time high.

Just in case you have not already had the opportunity to visit the link below please take a look at the Consultation statement detailing the revised submission data issued by Cuadrilla
Consultation is due to take place on extra information submitted to Lancashire County Council as part of planning applications for shale gas development at two sites in the county.

In June 2014 the council received applications from Cuadrilla to drill, frack, and test gas flows, with associated separate applications for environmental monitoring, at Preston New Road at Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood at Roseacre.

In January 2015 the Development Control Committee decided to defer determination of the applications after Cuadrilla asked to submit further proposals intended to mitigate concerns raised by planning officers.

Further information on both sites has now been provided by Cuadrilla and Lancashire County Council will carry out consultation from Friday 20 March to Friday 17 April to allow representations to be made.

The further information for the Roseacre Wood site relates to noise, traffic, air emissions and visual impact. The extra information for the Preston New Road site relates to noise, air emissions and visual impact.

The information will be published on the council’s website and made available at libraries in Lytham, St Annes, Ansdell and Kirkham, and at the offices of Fylde Borough Council in Lytham St Annes.

Following the consultation the council’s planners will assess the new information and responses to the consultation before making recommendations to the Development Control Committee.

The following link takes you to the LLC site and the links to each of the new submissions made by Cuadrilla on noise, pollution, traffic etc

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/planning/major-planning-applications/shale-gas-developments-in-lancashire.aspx#activity

Please note
Anyone who wishes to make representations should write to the county council at
The Development Management Group, Lancashire County Council, County Hall, PO Box 100, Preston, PR1 0LD,
By email to DevCon@lancashire.gov.uk by Friday 17 April 2015 or via the ‘Have your say’.
All representations that have been received to date will still be taken into account.

Thank you
Beryll Withers
West Sussex