Tagged: LCC

More Fools’ Gold

More Fools’ Gold

So following on from yesterday’s post we have further evidence of how our “gold standard regulation” works. Yesterday morning the A583 was closed at about 7:15 to allow a convoy of trucks to enter the site. The trucks passed protesters at the entrance to the site at 7:27. This was...

Fools’ Gold

Fools’ Gold

We, the residents of the Fylde, have been assured by our MP, Mark Menzies, that the most stringent regulations would have to be in place if shale gas exploration were to go ahead. He has referred continually to the need for “gold standard” regulations. We are now, if Cuadrilla are...

Was this the biggest own goal of all time?

Was this the biggest own goal of all time?

At about 4:30 on Thursday morning a Cuadrilla convoy of about 20 trucks apparently contravened the  planning regulations set by LCC, with the full knowledge and apparent collusion of Lancashire Police. Cuadrilla were in self-congratulatory mode, sending out a cocky press release, and when questioned about the timing of the...

Unhappy campers

Unhappy campers

While protesting about fracking there are some dark and dramatic moments which makes it all the more surreal when it all degenerates into farce. I could hardly believe my eyes when I realised that Lancashire County Council, in its infinite wisdom has now positioned between 4 and 6 security guards...

LCC – Kowtowing to Cuadrilla?

LCC – Kowtowing to Cuadrilla?

There has been much contention over the last 5 days about the way in which Cuadrilla have appropriated a patch of land over which, according to the police, the public have a right of way. On Friday the Heras fencing at the site, which had been along the hedge line...

LCC tell the government what they think!

LCC tell the government what they think!

Today, 17 December 2015, there was a meeting of the Full Council of LCC We understand that the following motion was put to a vote Agenda Part C – Notices of Motion submitted under Procedural Standing Order 14. 2.1(a) “1. By County Councillor Steve Holgate: Lancashire County Council has spent...

NWETF delete page showing questionable support

NWETF delete page showing questionable support

STOP PRESS: And it’s back – but minus three “supporters” who are presumably not supporters and with one added. The current version is therefore rather misleading as it now suggests that the list provided to LCC did not have these three names on it when rather clearly it did and...

Is fracking in PEDL 165 about to be hobbled?

Is fracking in PEDL 165 about to be hobbled?

Hot on the heels of the LCC decision to refuse Cuadrilla’s planning applications for Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road we saw a Westminster Hall debate on fracking. In this debate Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton proposed a buffer zone of six miles between fracking sites and an...

Make or Break Day – Last chance to tell LCC what you think!

Make or Break Day – Last chance to tell LCC what you think!

The Sunday Times today tells us “BRITAIN’S shale gas industry faces a day of reckoning tomorrow when planners decide whether to allow fracking in Lancashire. The verdict from the county council’s planning chief will have far-reaching consequences for shale gas, which has transformed America’s economy, but has been stalled in...

Pennsylvania Nein Danke!

Pennsylvania Nein Danke!

Prospectors and protesters await crucial UK fracking decision So runs the headline in today’s Financial Times above an article which begins Britain’s leading shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has cited rural Pennsylvania in the US, home to America’s “fracking” revolution, as a model for Lancashire where it hopes within days to...