Second fracking application refused
An application for fracking in Lancashire has been refused despite legal advice to councillors that their grounds would not stand up at appeal.The application by Cuadrilla for exploration and fracking of shale gas at Preston New Road was refused on the grounds of noise and visual impact by nine councillors out of 14 on Lancashire County Coun
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