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Update 6th Oct 2016 – The Secretary of State has approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans at Preston New Road, the Roseacre Wood decision is still delayed.

Find out more about Cuadrillas plans: NEW LANCASHIRE THREAT: CUADRILLA`S FRACKING PLANS

The push to frack the North West has reached a new intensity with the arrival of two new planning applications in Lancashire from fracking company Cuadrilla Resources and Dart Energy (now owned by IGas) attempting to drill Coal Bed Methane (CBM) exploration wells in Cheshire. IGas are also active in the region, they are developing a new site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire having drilled an exploratory site at Barton Moss near Manchester a year ago.

An additional threat in the region comes from IGas plans for seismic surveys to gather 100 square kilometres of 3D data near Glazebury, Warrington, between Manchester and Liverpool. Another company Aurora Energy Resources intends to conduct a survey to acquire 51 square kilometres of data between Formby and Ormskirk.

With some community groups in the region actively resisting the industry for over three years and massive numbers of new groups forming in the North West there is no better time to join in and get active.

Planning Applications

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Licensee Location Type Stage Activity Planning ID Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Cuadrilla ResourcesLand At Roseacre WoodShale (Proposed)AppraisalNoneAPP/Q2371/W/15/313092413/08/2015TBAAppealOBJECTION GUIDANCE

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