Lancashire campaigner prepares for legal fight against government approval of Cuadrilla fracking plansSeptember 21st, 2016 |
An anti-fracking campaigner launched a crowdfunding campaign tonight for a legal challenge to any government approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for shale gas exploration in Lancashire.
Gayzer Frackman, from Lytham, told an event at a London chambers he expected the government would permit fracking near Blackpool.
The Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, will announce within days whether Cuadrilla should be allowed to frack at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road.
The company appealed against Lancashire County Council’s decisions in June last year to refuse planning permission for both sites. The inspector at a six-week public inquiry in Blackpool has already submitted her recommendations to the government. The final decision by Mr Javid will be announced by 6 October 2016.
Two community groups, which took part in the appeal, have said their future action would depend on Mr Javid’s decision.
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