Cuadrilla appeal over Lancashire fracking refusal due to start
9 February 2016
From the section Lancashire
Protesters gathered outside County Hall in Preston to object to fracking in June 2015
The shale gas firm Cuadrilla is to begin its appeal against the decision not to allow fracking at two sites in Lancashire at a public hearing later.
The company wants to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood, on the Fylde Coast, in Lancashire.
In June 2015, Lancashire County Council rejected both planning applications.
Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – was suspended in the UK in 2011 following earth tremors in Blackpool, where Cuadrilla previously drilled.
Both pro and anti-fracking protesters are expected to gather at the hearing, which is being heard at Blackpool Football Club’s conference suite and is expected to last five weeks.
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