Cuadrilla’s planning applications delayed by Lancs County Council – again

Once again, Lancashire County Council’s Planning department  has informed RAFF that neither of Cuadrilla’s Anna’s Road planning applications are on the agenda for next week’s meeting. One of these, at least, was originally scheduled to be dealt with on 6 January 2013 but a series of delays by LCC means that it  has been continually postponed.

In relation to Cuadrilla’s application to resume drilling at Anna’s Road (05/12/0729), LCC says it will make a site visit before the application is considered at its April meeting.

RAFF was due to make presentations at next week’s LCC Planning meeting but obviously that is also now delayed.

These delays are good news in the short-term; Cuadrilla must be losing £millions and shareholders in parent company AJ Lucas will be anxious over the on-going delays.

The next planning meeting will now be in mid-April and LCC will accept objections to both applications until that date. This means that those of you who haven’t yet sent in your objections have now got another opportunity to do so.

The two applications are:

  • 05/12/0729 – Cuadrilla’s application to resume drilling at Anna’s Road. Details of the application and how to send your objections are available here.
  • 05/13/0021 – Cuadrilla’s application to drill a horizontal borehole at Anna’s Road. Details of the application and how to send your objections are available here.

Please do encourage your friends, family, work colleagues to send in their objections too. The more of us who object, the more notice LCC will take.


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