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Parish Council Extra Meeting Minutes – Dec’17

Parish Council Extra Meeting Minutes – Dec’17

January 19th, 2018

Minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting held on:  14th December 2017

Cllr Phil James (PJ – Chair)
Cllr Carol Berry (CB)
Cllr Martin Delaney (MD)
Clerk:  Mike Ainsworth (MA)

Members of the Public: 47 members of the public attended

Apologies:  Cllr Geoff Carter (GC); Cllr Alan Lingard (AL); Wyre Cllr Susan Catterall

cc: Parish Councillors; Joanne Porter (Wyre Council); Wyre Cllr Susan Catterall; Wyre Cllr Sue Pimbley; Maureen Nield (In Focus)

Meeting opened: 20:00
Meeting closed: 21:30


  1. Cuadrilla transport proposal for access to and from Roseacre Wood

Chair: Cllr. Phil James
Date: 18th January 2018

1. Mr. Tom Hastey (transport consultant) and Mr. Jim Nisbet (Roseacre Awareness Group) spoke about the latest Cuadrilla proposal to route traffic to their prospective fracking site at Roseacre Wood along our narrow country lanes, and how these proposals might be opposed at the forthcoming Planning Appeal scheduled for April. It was suggested that as many members of the public as possible should raise objections. Full details of the transport proposal can be obtained from Cuadrilla on application whilst pointers to potential objections can be obtained from RAG.

2. Public objections need to be raised with LCC Planning (DevCon@Lancashire.gov.uk) by 10th January. In addition it was suggested that members of the public might also lobby LCC Highways, Wyre Borough Council and their local MP. It was also noted that there was an LCC by-election scheduled for 10th January and that the view of candidates might also be sought. It was agreed that the Parish Council would provide contact details via Parish Noticeboards and the Parish Council Website.
Action 12.17/1 – MA to publicise contact details for LCC, Wyre Borough, MP, Cuadrilla, and RAG, etc. on Noticeboards and Website

3. Particular concern was raised with regard to the impact of the transport proposal on parents and children coming to and from Inskip St. Peters School. It was suggested that the School Governors be approached as to whether they should inform parents of the transport proposal and its potential impact on road safety outside the School.
Action 12.17/2 – MA to contact the Governors of Inskip St. Peters School with regard to whether they should inform parents of the transport proposal and its potential impact on road safety outside the School

4. The Parish Council has been granted permission to be legally represented and to call and cross examine witnesses at the Planning Appeal under Rule 6 (6) of Inquiry Procedures. Parish Councillors resolved that the Parish Clerk should liaise with other interested Parish Councils and with RAG in preparing the statement of case that needs to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate within 4 weeks.
Action 12.17/3 – MA to liaise with neighbouring Parish Councils and with RAG in preparing a statement of case for submission to the Planning Inspectorate by 12th January