Category: Anna’s Road

A hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

A hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

On Thursday 22nd January Lancashire County Council announced that it’s officers had recommended rejection of Cuadrilla’s 2 applications for development wells in Roseacre and Preston New Road. Local media went into something of a frenzy getting reactions from Cuadrilla and from the various anti-fracking groups. In the interests of balance...

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

It was YOU! Yesterday Cuadrilla announced their decision to pull out of Anna’s Road and to restore the site (as far as is possible) to its greenfield state. Francis Egan claims that the reason for the abandonment is “technical constraints related to wintering birds”. He stated that their planning permission...

Why Cuadrilla really stopped work in Lancashire 2 months ago

Why Cuadrilla really stopped work in Lancashire 2 months ago

Two months ago we posed the question of why Cuadrilla were claiming to be voluntarily delaying their drilling at Anna’s Road Now, they had been waiting rather impatiently for nearly 2 years for the unofficial ban on fracking to be lifted. They messed up their drilling at Anna’s road and...

Should we be worried about Mr Egan?

Should we be worried about Mr Egan?

We are starting to get concerned about the welfare of Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla. We have noted before that there seems to be something going around locally which makes people forget things that they said recently and then say something which contradicts it shortly afterwards. Our MP, Mark Menzies,...

Cuadrilla will not drill at Anna’s road until 2014

Cuadrilla will not drill at Anna’s road until 2014

Reported in the LEP last night: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/fracking-plans-put-on-hold-for-new-report-1-5491568 The company behind Lancashire’s controversial ‘fracking’ industry has put its exploration plans on hold until next year. Cuadrilla Resources has revealed it will not carry out hydraulic fracturing at the site at Anna’s Road, near Lytham, until 2014 as it puts together an...

Regulation – Red herring or strategic necessity?

Regulation – Red herring or strategic necessity?

In this situation engaging with the regulatory regime and trying to ensure that we are properly protected is not compromising ideals, it is being realistic and responsible. Failing to do so would be irresponsible and self-indulgent.

Cuadrilla “information” day

Cuadrilla “information” day

Cuadrilla is about to submit a planning application for horizontal fracturing at Annas Road site, but they say “Before Cuadrilla submits the planning application to Lancashire County Council, the company would like to give residents living in the area around the site an opportunity to find out more about what...

Fantastic Support for Cuadrilla’s Planning Permission

Fantastic Support for Cuadrilla’s Planning Permission

It is heartening to see the support offered to Cuadrilla’s planning application 05/12/0729 by The Windmill Youth Group. With over 80 letters of objection received so far we were impressed that a youth group stood out against the rising tide of objection with a heartfelt paean to the employment “benefits”...

Time to object to Cuadrilla’s application to respud Anna’s Road

Time to object to Cuadrilla’s application to respud Anna’s Road

Application number 05/12/0729 – Anna’s Road Westby Cuadrilla have applied for permission to extend their drilling as a result of their mistake at Anna’s Road. Comments and objections need to be received by 24th December. http://planningregister.lancashire.gov.uk/PlanAppDisp.aspx?recno=6193  

Residents march to Cuadrilla’s rig at Anna’s Road

Residents march to Cuadrilla’s rig at Anna’s Road

As part of a national day of protest against Fracking, local residents from Lytham and St Annes’ met at St Anne’s railway station this morning for a good natured march to the rig at Anna’s Road. The weather was perfect – but then they do say that the  sun shines...