Javid decision gives green light to fracking

Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire County Council’s refusal to grant Cuadrilla permission to extract onshore gas from a site near Preston.

Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire County Council’s refusal to grant Cuadrilla permission to extract onshore gas from a site near Preston.

Javid agreed with the conclusions of the planning inspector, Wendy McKay, that three of the four appeals by Cuadrilla should be allowed and planning permission granted, subject to conditions. Two of the successful appeals relate to plans by the company for a site off Preston New Road. The other relates to the time constraints imposed by the council on activity ...

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