Lancashire County Council has announced that it has delayed the determination of Cuadrilla’s planning applications until 30th April 2015.
Here is the press release from Lancashire County Council:
Lancashire County Council has agreed with Cuadrilla to extend the time allowed to decide the planning applications for shale gas development to allow for consultation on new information mainly relating to noise and traffic. The county council’s Development Control Committee decided last week to defer the decision.
The applications are to drill, frack, and test gas flows, with associated separate applications for environmental monitoring, at two sites in Lancashire – Preston New Road at Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood at Roseacre. Read more…
The council’s planners are currently considering new information on noise and traffic and will hold a further consultation with regulators and the public before putting their recommendations to the committee. Dates for the consultation and the meetings at which the Development Control Committee will decide the application will be announced in due course.