Resident challenges minister’s decision to reopen inquiry on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking plans

A man who lives 500m from Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire has begun a legal challenge to the government.

Jules Burton, from Roseacre village, announced today that he had formally asked the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, to reconsider the decision to reopen a public inquiry into fracking plans near his home.

Mr Burton, who has cancer, said he was incensed by the minister’s decision, which he described as “blatantly unfair”.

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