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Preston New Road Action Group (North West)

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We are a group of local Fylde residents who came together in opposition to Cuadrilla’s plans to frack our neighbourhood. Some of us live within 300 metres of the proposed well pads. Members of PNR are not campaigners, but ordinary residents who have found themselves in the middle of an industry which is being foisted on the general public whether they agree to it or not. The key thing binding us together is a shared horror of what this industry could do to any Community not just our own. We started off small, but through our sheer determination, we have increased in numbers and experience. Our oldest member is 94 years old and we cross several generations. We have had to learn so much.We have also spent a lot, particularly in terms of our time and energy. Most of us have had our lives totally disrupted and transformed by the threat.

If Cuadrilla’s application is successful, it will be the first of THOUSANDS of wells covering the Fylde landscape. We share the concerns about fracking held by many others across Lancashire:

  • Health issues
  • Environmental impact – pollution of the surrounding ground and water, noise pollution, visual impact, air quality
  • Increased numbers of HGVs on our roads, many carrying toxic waste
  • Our primary school being less than a mile from the proposed site
  • Inadequate regulation
  • Inadequate independent monitoring
  • Risk of earthquakes
  • Damage to property
  • Impact on house prices