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Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application - BBC News #frackstopshere
Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application - BBC News
Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application
An application to start fracking at a site on the Fylde coast in Lancashire has been rejected by councillors.
Energy firm Cuadrilla wanted to extract shale gas at the Little Plumpton site between Preston and Blackpool.
Lancashire County Council rejected the bid on the grounds of "unacceptable noise impact" and the "adverse urbanising effect on the landscape".
Cuadrilla said it was "surprised and disappointed" and would consider its "options" regarding an appeal.
A spokesman added: "We remain committed to the responsible exploration of the huge quantity of natural gas locked up in the shale rock deep underneath Lancashire."
'Triumph for democracy'
The Little Plumpton bid had been
recommended for approval
by the county council's planning officials, subject to working hours, noise control and highway matters.
But councillors rejected the advice and voted 10-4 to refuse the application.
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