Fracking given green light as council rejection overturned

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire County Council’s decision to reject Cuadrilla’s application to frack for shale gas

Cuadrilla will resume fracking in Lancashire. Photograph: Cuadrilla

Cuadrilla has won its battle to resume fracking for shale gas in Lancashire.

On 6 October communities secretary Sajid Javid overturned Lancashire County Council’s decision to reject Cuadrilla’s application to drill and hydraulically fracture four wells at Preston New Road in the Fylde area.

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