World’s Largest Producer Of Fracking Sand Targets Cheshire
Sibelco UK Ltd. have re-submitted an application for a new silica quarry in Cheshire The site is within Rudheath Lodge Farm which encompasses all of the land between Goostrey Lane, New Platt Lane and the A50.
Sibelco have previously supplied frac sand to Cuadrilla Resources for it’s ill-fated Preese Hall-1 well. Each well that Cuadrilla propose to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre will require close to 2,000 tonnes of sand.
For local residents this site would create 108 HGV movements, 6 days per week, for 12 years as Sibelco extract 300,000 tonnes of silica each year. Sibelco are likely to continue supplying frac sand to Cuadrilla and other UK fracking companies and this new site is the first sign of an expansion of silica mining in the UK.
Over 300 residents objected to the previous planning application which was eventually withdrawn following significant and robust local scrutiny which identified constitutional and legislative errors within the application…
More details and guidance on objecting >>here<<
Full site details >>here<<
Check out our factsheet about Cuadrilla’s plans, your community may be threatened with impacts (e.g. frac sand being mined in your community) even if you live hundreds of miles from Lancashire.