1. Objecting to the Monitoring Sites Information.
The impacts of Shale Gas Development in Lancashire may be far more serious than any of us have imagined. We thought Cuadrilla were just applying for 2 sites to drill and frack at Roseacre and Little Plumpton. We were wrong they have also applied for planning permission for industrial development on a further 184 parcels of land and this we believe is their real prize.
The Roseacre application to drill and frack 4 wells is referenced LCC/2014/0101 but there is another application referenced LCC/2014/0102 for monitoring works.
The Little Plumpton application to drill and frack 4 wells is referenced LCC/20140096 and the application for the monitoring works is referenced LCC/2014/0097.
If you haven’t specifically objected to the second applications for monitoring works, it is vitally important to do that now because the Roseacre one is applying for planning permission on 91 parcels of land, (please see table 1a – Roseacre Wood Monitoring Sites to see where these are) and the Little Plumpton one is applying for planning permission on 93 parcels of land, (please see table 1b – Little Plumpton Monitoring Sites to see where these are).
The significance of this, is that once the principle of development is established, planning officers would find it very difficult to refuse any future development and so therefore, if these applications are approved, Cuadrilla will have the choice to develop any of the 184 sites right across the Fylde from Preston to Blackpool.
Frances Egan was quoted to say – “you need to understand the scale of this, this will be the largest gas field in the whole of Western Europe”. Now we see how this could become a reality!
So, please find attached a template letter to help compose your objection letter. 2 – Template Letter
You can write a general letter objecting to both planning applications covering the 184 monitoring sites (see template number 2 to assist you). As well as this, we recommend also writing to object specifically to the monitoring site /sites nearest to where you live (for the points you will need to consider when objecting to a specific site, please see 3 – Points to consider for specific monitoring sites
In Table 4 – Table of the Locations of All the Roseacre Wood Monitoring Sites you find find the exact location of all the monitoring sites in the Roseacre application LCC/2014/0102
In Table 5 – Table of the Locations of All the Little Plumpton Monitoring Sites you will find the exact location of all the monitoring sites in the Little Plumpton application LCC/2014/0097.
Finally you will find a map – this is 6 – Distribution of Monitoring Sites – Little Plumpton and Roseacreand this shows the distribution of all 184 monitoring sites, all 184, 20m x 20m square parcels of land across the whole of Fylde, Wyre and Preston.
Send your letters either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to The Development Management Group, Environment Directorate, P.O.Box 100, County Hall, Preston, PR1 0LD.
Let us encourage as many people as we can to realise the significance of this potential threat and together we can help to save Lancashire from the blight of Shale Gas and prevent Lancashire people from becoming the guinea pigs in this experiment.