A public inquiry into plans for fracking at a second site in Lancashire is to resume later. Energy firm Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Roseacre Wood was not given government approval amid concerns over the impact on the area. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said he “would be mindful” to allow fracking, but not before an inquiry to examine road safety issues. The hearing at Blackpool Football Club is expected to last eight days. Anti-fracking campaigner Julian Burton previously sought a judicial review to stop the inquiry. But Manchester High Court refused the legal challenge. The plan’s opponents also include Conservative MP for Fylde Mark Menzies, who is concerned about the widespread use of HGVs in the area. In a previous letter to the council, he said: “The company’s proposals simply cannot be reconciled with the quiet rural roads that service access to the propo sed shale gas site.
BBC 10th April 2018 read more »