EA grants Cuadrilla shale exploration permits

The Environment Agency has granted Cuadrilla permission to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road, in Plumpton, Lancashire

The Environment Agency (EA) has granted Cuadrilla permission to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road, in Plumpton, Lancashire. The company was expected to receive environmental permits for the site after the EA signalled it had no major concerns in November and opened a second consultation on the matter (endsreport.com/46289).

On 16 January, the company was given permission for the site to operate as a mining waste facility, to undertake radioactive substance activities.1

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