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Cuadrilla's Fracking Vehicles Took Wrong Turn 115 Times in Three Months, Documents Reveal

Lorry exiting Cuadrilla's Preston New Road fracking site

When Communities Secretary Sajid Javid overruled local objections to push ahead with the government’s shale gas plans, residents were assured planning conditions placed on fracking company Cuadrilla would be sufficient to minimise disruption to the local community.

But vehicles making deliveries to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire have had to deviate from the agreed route over 100 times during the summer months, data obtained by DeSmog UK through freedom of information requests show.

Fracking’s Health Impacts Review ‘Long Overdue” – Activists Petition Public Health England

Google Fracking and Health activist sign

Anti-fracking activists today delivered a petition to government agency Public Health England calling for a review of the health impacts of shale gas extraction.

The handover coincides with a court case in which protesters are appealing the government’s decision to allow fracking to go-ahead in Lancashire despite the council rejecting Cuadrilla’s planning application last year.

Anti-Fracking Campaigners Make Final Legal Challenge to Cuadrilla’s Shale Gas Plan

Royal Courts of Justice

Anti-fracking activists have been making their case in court to overturn a decision that allowed shale gas company Cuadrilla to start work on a shale gas site in LancashireRuth Hayhurst reports for Drill or Drop.

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool brought their final legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London this morning.

A community group and an individual campaigner were appealing against the ruling of a high court judge earlier this year.

Mr Justice Dove, sitting in Manchester, had dismissed challenges to the granting of planning permission for Cuadrilla’s plans for drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at a site on Preston New Road.

But the challengers, Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and resident Gayzer Frackman, argued that the judge had misapplied planning policy and EU law in rejecting their cases.

August Date Set for Court of Appeal Hearing on Cuadrilla’s Fracking Site

Preston new road action group

By Ruth Hayhurst, DrillorDrop.

The next stage in a legal battle over ministerial approval of fracking in Lancashire reaches the Court of Appeal in London in August.

The court has confirmed that separate challenges brought by campaigners, the Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman, will be heard over two days at the Royal Courts of Justice, starting on 30 August.

Both cases argue that the decision to grant planning permission for the Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site was unlawful. The approval, by the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, in October 2016 overturned the refusal by Lancashire County Council but followed the recommendation of an inspector at a public inquiry.

Court Date Set for Anti-Fracking Challenges Against Government Ruling on Cuadrilla Site

Work begins on Cuadrilla Lancashire fracking site

By Ruth Hayhurst, Drill or Drop.

Legal challenges to a ministerial ruling giving the go ahead to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire will be heard next month (March).

An order issued today by the High Court has listed the case for three days, starting on 15 March 2017. The court had previously agreed to hear the case in Manchester.

The two challenges have been brought against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman.

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