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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