Anti-fracking petition handed over at County Hall

Marjorie Nye (front) and colleagues from Frack Free Lancashire presented a 5,700 name petition at County Hall, Preston
Marjorie Nye (front) and colleagues from Frack Free Lancashire presented a 5,700 name petition at County Hall, Preston
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Anti-fracking protesters have handed a final petition to Lancashire County Council as a planning consultation on Cuadrilla’s sites nears an end.

The council has said it would make a decision on the firm’s applications at Preston New Road, Weeton, and Roseacre Wood by the end of the month - and yesterday was the deadline date for comments.

Around 5,700 people have signed online campaign website 38 Degrees’ petition against fracking and shale gas extraction in Lancashire and the Fylde.

Marjorie Nye attended County Hall in Preston to hand over the signatures. She said: “As petitions have already been handed in from all the other groups it is important to them that 38 degrees adds their petition to the others from groups and individuals around Lancashire.

“38 degrees is the tipping point of an avalanche to start, so with this last tranche of signatures we hope we will tip the balance for Lancashire County Council to refuse the applications to frack in Roseacre and Little Plumpton.”