Fracking Lancashire

Article by Michael Roberts






Submission paper by Trina Froud

                                    Preston New Road
            Planning Inspector Appeals Reference:  APP/Q2371/W/15/3134386 

• Bowland Shale is heavily faulted; many of these faults penetrate the overlying Permo-Triassic rocks
• Faults mark wide zones of cracks that increase permeability for all types of fluids and gas....they are potential pipelines to aquifers
• Faults are unpredictable in their location and continuity and require detailed investigation to map
• Prof Smythe advises that a well pad should be 5km away from a fault, at PNR it is only 1.5km
• Prof Styles advises that a fault should be minimum of 1km  (maybe 5km) away from fracking but at PNR it is only a few hundred metres
• DECC EA and HSE have failed in their regulatory duties even before permission is granted
• There can be no independent review of the plans as the relevant information  is C-in-C
• Cuadrilla have deliberately hidden information from you and LCC
• Nowhere is suitable on the Fylde from a geological point of view

To view the submission paper click here


No Faith in Fracking Week 23-28 April 2018

A Quaker's in Lancashire campaign:  every moning our "No Faith in Fracking' procession will leave Maple Farm at 10,00am to walk the mile to the gates of Cuadrilla fracking sites where our programme will begin.  At 5.30pm we will again gather ourselves to return to Maple Farm for food and companionship before departing.