LCC refuse Cuadrilla’s application for another extension at Beaconsall

LCC Councillors have voted to refuse an extension of Cuadrilla’s planning application t Beaconsall and to start enforcement.

The drilling company had asked for more time to restore a shale gas site near the Ribble Estuary.The county council’s development control committee voted instead enforcement action  against the company for not returning the Becconsall site to farmland by the agreed time. Cuadrilla should have completed the restoration in 2011 but didn’t and and has since asked for and been granted five extensions.

You can watch the Development and Control Committee meeting here.

Drill or Drop has also reported on the meeting and outcome.

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