Tagged: LCC

LCC DCC Deferral

LCC DCC Deferral

Today LCC Development Control Committee voted to allow Cuadrilla’s request to defer their consideration of their applications to consider new information on noise and traffic impacts. The decision made by the DCC was clearly a direct result of being told that they had no alternative legally, although several councillors let...

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...

Community “Benefits” Create Conflict of Interest

Community “Benefits” Create Conflict of Interest

Letter sent to Lancashire County Council Development Control Dear Sir / Madam I am concerned by proposals that according to UKOOG proposals (which appear to be supported by central government) fracking companies would pay 1% revenues “allocated approximately 2/3rd to the local community and 1/3rd at the county level”. As decisions...

Community excluded in fracking risk assessment sham

Community excluded in fracking risk assessment sham

Re-published from REAF – Ribble Estuary Against Fracking We are republishing REAF’s latest news item relating to Cuadrilla’s blatant disregard for community involvement despite DECC stating that engagement with the community is an essential part of any Environmental Risk Assessment (ESA). Please share this as the drilling companies and the...