New Dates for Planning Applications Announced

Lancashire County Council News Release
PR15/0208
For Immediate Release
13 May 2015
New Dates Set For Shale Gas Decisions
Lancashire County Council has scheduled new dates in June for its Development Control Committee to make decisions on planning applications for shale gas development at two sites in the county.
The committee is due to determine applications from Cuadrilla to drill, frack, and test gas flows, with associated separate applications for environmental monitoring, at two sites in Lancashire – Preston New Road at Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood at Roseacre.
The applications relating to the Preston New Road site are scheduled to be decided at meetings to take place on Tuesday 23 June and Wednesday 24 June.
The applications relating to the Roseacre Wood site are scheduled to be decided at meetings to take place on Thursday 25 June and Friday 26 June.
The Development Control Committee previously met in January to consider the applications and resolved to defer their decisions following a request by Cuadrilla to consider additional information about the applications.
The council has subsequently consulted upon the new information provided by Cuadrilla and planning officers are now reviewing the feedback from the consultation period, and the details supplied by Cuadrilla, in order to prepare reports and offer recommendations to the committee.
Reports to be considered by the committee will be published at www.lancashire.gov.uk on Tuesday 16 June.