Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade (North West)


Update 5th Jan 2017 – Cuadrilla has begun site construction.

For more info and updates see the new PNR Blockade Page

Update April 2015 – Significant works have already been carried out at Preston New Road by United Utilities. More info & pictures…

Cuadrilla Resources wants to construct the UK’s first multi-well shale gas frack pad at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton in Lancashire. The pad is planned to have 4 horizontal shale gas wells, which would be fractured in 30-45 stages along their up to 1.25 mile length. Cuadrilla envisage using between 5.9 and 8.9 million gallons of water to hydraulically fracture each well and in total the site will produce over 13.3 million gallons of radioactive waste which will be dumped in an unspecified location. Cudrilla’s plans require over 20,000 vehicle movements during the life of the site, peaking at up to 100 vehicle movements per day. Despite the consultation period for the planning application being far from over, Cuadrilla has been trying to move personnel onto the site. A camp has been set up on the land and the community is getting organised to resist Cuadrilla’s plans. See New Lancashire Threat: Cuadrilla`s Fracking Plans for more information about Cuadrilla’s plans in Lancashire. The proposed fracking site is on fields north of Preston New Road just east of Little Plumpton, just to the east of the World Of Water Aquatic Centre (see map below). For updates from the site see the Latest News feed.

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