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Open Meeting: Thursday 14th December: Stop the Fracking Lorries!

Open Meeting: Thursday 14th December: Stop the Fracking Lorries!

December 4th, 2017

The development of a fracking site at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton is in the news regularly. Many residents will also be aware that this was only the first of two sites selected by Cuadrilla for fracking near here. The second proposed site is at Roseacre Wood, just down the road from Inskip.

Last year, after the original application to frack at Roseacre Wood had been rejected by Lancashire County Council, and rejected again by the original Planning Inspector on appeal, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government stated that even so he was still “minded” to approve fracking provided the applicants – Cuadrilla – put forward an “acceptable” transport plan.

Many members of the public in Inskip will be aware that Cuadrilla have now submitted their transport plan for approval by the latest Planning Inspector and they propose to route their Heavy Goods Vehicles down our country lanes through the middle of Inskip and right past the Inskip St. Peters School!

We need to submit any objections to this proposal by 10th January and so the Parish Councillors have called for an extraordinary Parish Council meeting at 8:00pm on Thursday 14th December at the YIPs Centre in Nelson Gardens.

Come along and tell us what you think and together we can plan how best to challenge this latest threat to the peaceful enjoyment of our quiet countryside.