Thousands more fracking objections to be submitted

OBJECT: Frack Free Lancashire handing in objection letters on a previous occasion
OBJECT: Frack Free Lancashire handing in objection letters on a previous occasion
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Anti-fracking campaigners will hand in a further 3,000 objection letters to council chiefs today over applications to frack for shale gas in Lancashire.

Representatives from Frack Free Lancashire, an alliance of over 20 anti fracking campaign groups from across the county, will hand in the signed objection letters to Lancashire County Council.

It brings the Frack Free Lancashire campaign total, so far to more than 8,000. The total responses received by Lancashire County council to date, is 20,000, the group claim.

It comes days after Fylde Council announced that it would reject Cuadrilla’s two planning applications for fracking for shale gas at sites off Preston New Road near Little Plumpton, and near Roseacre in the Fylde.

Ebony Ava Johnson of Frack Free Lancashire said: “There has been phenomenal support for the campaign, which reinforces the strength of opposition against shale gas in Lancashire.

“People are now well aware of the risks shale gas extraction poses and will not let this go ahead at their expense.

“Lancashire residents are saying loud and clear that Cuadrilla has no social licence to operate here.“

The Frack Free Lancashire community campaign is ongoing, events will be held in Poulton and Blackpool in the next few weeks. Lancashire County Council will make the final decision on the planning applications in November.

To have your say on Cuadrilla’s planning application write to: The Development Management Group, County Hall, PO BOX 100, Preston, PR1 OLD quoting the planning application numbers: LCC/2014/0096 for the Preston New Road site and LCC/2014/0101 for the Roseacre site.