Preese Hall Exploration Site


This site should have been restored by not later than 30th April 2015.

The site remains unrestored.

The UK’s only High Volume Hydraulic Fracture Treatment was conducted at this site in April 2011. The fracture test resulted in seismic activity that crushed the well causing deformation of the well bore.

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Cuadrilla Resources05/09/0572Temporary Change Of Use From Agriculture To Construction Of A Drilling Platform Upgrade Of Farm Track And Removal Of Hedges To Create One Of Three Passing Places Drilling Of Exploratory Borehole And Testing For Hydrocarbons31/07/200921/08/2009ExpiredClosed
Cuadrilla Resources05/11/0431Variation Of Condition 2 Of Permission 05/09/0572 To Extend The Time For The Restoration Of The Site To 31 December 201314/06/201105/07/2011ExpiredClosed
Cuadrilla ResourcesLCC/2014/0123Variation Of Condition 1 Of Planning Permission Of 05/11/0431 To Extend The Time Period For Restoration Of The Site To 30 April 201529/07/201425/09/2014ExpiredClosed

Environmental Permits

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