Since launching Frack Free Lancashire in June, thousands of people have signed letters objecting to Cuadrilla’s planning applications to frack four wells at both the Little Plumpton, Preston New Road, and Roseacre sites.Lancashire County Council has extended the consultation period for the applications by a further nine weeks on top of the three weeks already commenced. This will give a total consultation period of 12 weeks. The consultation for the Preston New Road site will now run until Friday 5 September and the Roseacre Wood consultation until Friday 19 September.
This means that if you haven’t already done so, then there’s still time to tell Lancashire County Council that you object to these applications. We have created two pro-forma letters to help you which you can download here (Preston New Road, Little Plumpton) and here (Roseacre Wood). By all means copy and paste the suggestions directly from this objection letter or, better still, create your own comments as these may carry more weight if you adapt them slightly to reflect your personal points.
There are a number of ways to object:
Post: Print out our pro-forma letters and send them, by post, to: Environment Directorate, Lancashire County Council, Transport and Environment, Development Management Group, County Hall, PO Box 100, Preston, PR1 0LD
Email: compose your own comments or copy and paste those from RAFF’s letters and email them to email@example.com
Phone: you can talk to someone and list your objections by phone 01772 531929
Online – add your comments using the online form – follow the easy steps below.
- Step 1: Click here to open the consultation page, then find the ‘Comment on this application’ link near the end of the page
- Step 2: Fill in your name, address and email, then click ‘next’.
- Step 3: You can now lodge your objection to Cuadrilla’s plans. Please remember to include:
- Application number: LCC/2014/0096
- Location of development: Can be left blank
- Your comments: State why you’re opposed to these plans – either create your own or copy and paste those from RAFF’s letters
- Step 4: Click ‘submit’ and you’re done.
IMPORTANT: You must always include your name, signature, full address, post code and date in all correspondence to Lancashire County Council, otherwise your letter may not be valid.
What are other people saying? If you want help with composing your objections, just take a look at the objections submitted by residents during Cuadrilla’s public consultation on the plans for Preston New Road. You can read them here
Greenpeace also have some suggestions to help you with your objections.
Why not print out a number of RAFF’s objection letters and get your friends, family , work colleagues, etc to sign them. You can either post them directly to LCC or give them to a member of one of the local Lancashire groups who are currently collecting the letters.
We will shortly be creating a further list of objections for the Roseacre site.