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Land North Of Preston New Road (Lancashire) (North West)

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Update 17th July 2017 – After months of delays Cuadrilla may soon be ready to bring the drill rig onto the site. Read more…

For more info and updates see the PNR Blockade Page

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

Cuadrilla Resources fracking plans for this site were refused by Lancashire County Council, but approved by the Secretary of State on appeal! Residents have lodged a legal challenge. This decision was the subject of a planning inquiry in February 2016 and has implications for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Read more…

This application will allow the first use of high volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the UK since Cuadrilla’s first frack at Preese Hall in Lancashire in 2011, which caused earthquakes.

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Cuadrilla ResourcesLCC/2014/0096Construction And Operation Of A Site For Drilling Up To Four Exploration Wells, Hydraulic Fracturing Of The Wells, Testing For Hydrocarbons06/02/201430/04/2015RejectedClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesLCC/2014/0097Application For Monitoring Works In A 4 Km Radius Of The Proposed Preston New Road Exploration Site06/03/201430/04/2015GrantedClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesAPP/Q2371/W/15/3130923Appeal Of Refusal Of Monitoring Works In A 4 Km Radius Of The Proposed Preston New Road Exploration Site13/08/201506/10/2016GrantedClosed

Environmental Permits

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Licensee Permit ID Notes Comments open Comments deadline Status Consultation
Cuadrilla ResourcesEPR/AB3101MW/A001Application from Cuadrilla Bowland Limited for an environmental permit for the management of mining waste involving waste facilities, the flaring of gas in plant with a capacity of over 10 tonnes per day at Preston New Road Exploration Site11/06/201405/08/2014GrantedClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesEPR/KB3395DE/A001Application from Cuadrilla Bowland Limited for an environmental permit for the management of naturally occurring radioactive material at Preston New Road Exploration Site11/06/201405/08/2014GrantedClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesEPR/BB3093RH/A001Application from Cuadrilla Bowland Limited for an environmental permit for a groundwater activity New Road Exploration Site11/06/201405/08/2014GrantedClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesEPR/AB3101MW/V003Application from Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to vary the existing permit.01/07/201703/08/2017ApplicationCOMMENT NOW