Residents release legal opinion contradicting council advice on Lancashire fracking plan

A residents’ group opposed to Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at a site in the Fylde area of Lancashire released the opinion of a specialist barrister this afternoon.It contradicts legal advice given to Lancashire County Councillors last week that in the event of an appeal against refusal there would be a high risk of costs.The group said it had released the opinion because the council would not let it address the committee considering the application or submit a written document.See report

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What the councillors said about Preston New Road plans.

Lancashire councillors agreed this afternoon to delay a decision on Cuadrilla’s proposals to frack at Preston New Road in the Fylde.                                                               The county council’s development control committee will consider the application again on Monday morning (29th June 2015) after taking legal advice on planning policy.

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