CUADRILLA WELCOMES JUDICIAL REVIEW VERDICT

Cuadrilla welcomes the High Court verdict handed down by The Hon. Mr Justice Dove on 12th April which dismisses the two claims made against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,  Sajid Javid’s, decision to grant planning consent for its shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, Lancashire. Francis Egan, CEO of […]

CUADRILLA TO BEGIN GROUNDWATER BASELINE MONITORING AT PROPOSED EXPLORATION SITES

As part of its environmental monitoring commitments and in compliance with new legislation Cuadrilla can confirm it has notified Lancashire County Council of its intent to drill four boreholes for the purposes of groundwater monitoring at its proposed exploration site at Preston New Road. Cuadrilla will also be submitting a similar notification for four shallow […]

CUADRILLA COMMENT ON DECISION OF THE DCLG SECRETARY OF STATE TO DETERMINE ITS APPEALS FOR EXPLORATORY SHALE GAS SITES

Commenting on the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to determine Cuadrilla’s Appeals for the proposed exploratory shale gas sites and monitoring arrays at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, Lancashire a Cuadrilla spokesperson said: “We note the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to […]

CUADRILLA TO APPEAL PLANNING APPLICATION REFUSALS FOR LANCASHIRE SHALE GAS EXPLORATION SITES

Cuadrilla plans to appeal Lancashire County Council’s (LCC) Development Control Committee’s decisions last month to refuse planning consent for two applications for temporary shale gas exploration sites. The applications sought planning permission to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells on each of two sites, one at […]

STATEMENT FROM CUADRILLA REGARDING LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE’S DECISION TO DENY PLANNING CONSENT FOR THE APPLICATION TO DRILL, FRACTURE AND FLOW TEST UP TO FOUR WELLS AT PRESTON NEW ROAD

“We are surprised and disappointed that Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee has denied planning consent for our application to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road, particularly as their decision follows a positive recommendation by the Council’s Planning Officers.  We remain committed to the responsible exploration of the huge quantity of natural gas […]

STATEMENT FROM CUADRILLA REGARDING LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S PLANNING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE APPLICATIONS TO DRILL, FRACTURE AND FLOW TEST UP TO FOUR WELLS AT PRESTON NEW ROAD AND ROSEACRE WOOD IN LANCASHIRE

“We are pleased that Lancashire County Council’s Planning Officers have recommended that the Councils’ Development Control Committee grant planning consent for our application at Preston New Road.  In January 2015, Officers recommended refusal at Preston New Road only on grounds of night-time noise and we duly submitted additional information on mitigation measures, which was publicly […]

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY MINDED TO GRANT ROSEACRE WOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

The Environment Agency has today announced it is minded to grant Cuadrilla the environmental permits for its proposed shale gas exploration site at Roseacre Wood. The decision is subject to a final round of consultation that runs until January 6. Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla, responding to today’s announcement, said: “We welcome the announcement by […]