‘Viewing area’ opens close to fracking site

The fracking site viewing area
The fracking site viewing area
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‘A viewing area’ has been built beside Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

The firm said the 18x12m platform will allow for a ‘safe position from which to observe work on the site and from which to conduct peaceful and lawful protest, if they wish’.

The site has been built on a farmer’s field anti-fracking protesters were last month banned from entering without permission.

However, Cuadrilla said the farmer has given permission for the viewing area, which a High Court judge last month refused to limit protesters to, ruling it could set a precedent restricting legitimate protest.