Lancashire fracking decision delayed again

A decision on whether fracking can go ahead in Lancashire has been deferred for a second time after the county council asked shale gas company Cuadrilla to revisit part of the environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Cuadrilla applied to drill, frack and test gas flows at sites in Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. In January, planning officers at Lancashire county council recommended the applications be refused on the grounds of noise and traffic.

However, Cuadrilla proposed extra measures to mitigate both problems and requested extra time for these to be considered. 

The council agreed and moved the deadline for a decision on the application to 30 April. Cuadrilla submitted ...

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