Special meeting on impact of fracking

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A parish council is set to arrange a special meeting to address issues over fracking.

Julie Buttle, clerk to Woodplumpton Parish Council, revealed it is planning a separate meeting to discuss shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla’s plans to drive HGVs through Woodplumpton, near Preston.

She said: “In view of the strong local interest in the proposals, members will be asked to consider arranging an extra-ordinary public meeting solely dedicated to the matter so that residents can attend and express their views.”

The council’s regular meeting has been rearranged and will now take place from 7pm on Monday, February 23, at Catforth Primary School, School Lane, Catforth.

And Julie revealed the regular meeting will also give residents the chance to air their views on fracking proposals.

She said: “The primary function of this meeting will be to set the precept for 2015/2016 and consider recent planning applications in the parish.

“Members of the public are welcome to attend and there will be a period for public participation.

“The parish council is aware of Cuadrilla’s proposals to route HGVs through Woodplumpton parish and will be submitting comments to Lancashire County Council in due course.

“We are currently waiting for LCC to issue a consultation on the key facts contained in the revised Traffic Management Plan.”

Details of the special meeting will be posted on www.woodplumpton-pc.gov.uk