On legal advice Lancashire County Council’s Planning Committee have voted to defer all four of Cuadrilla’s fracking applications for at least 8 weeks.
‘LCC’s chief legal adviser said that these proposals were “substantive” and therefore had to go out to public consultation’
Committee members expressed concern that their authority was being undermined by higher powers and asserted that they held responsibility for the decision. Concern was also expressed for the public and residents right to a fair and timely hearing.
The decision will be delayed by at least eight weeks (around 25th March) and we are guaranteed further half hour presentations on the revised applications.
Outside spirits are high and the fight will continue. If you aren’t involved yet, now is the time to join us! We have 8 more weeks to get even more organised!!!