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Community consultation update

Cuadrilla has begun discussions with local communities about the next steps for its exploration of Lancashire’s Bowland shale. The company held two drop-in sessions last week.

The first session on the proposals for a new vertical exploration well at Clifton was held at Freckleton Sports & Social Club on Tuesday July 23.

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Planning consultants Arup have been appointed to carry out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in support of planning applications for sites where Cuadrilla intends to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas.

Alongside the EIA work, Arup will also be preparing an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) for each site, which will be used to ensure that any potential risks are identified and acted on. The second session took place as part of this process.

Residents were invited to join a drop-in session with Cuadrilla and Arup, which gave people the opportunity to highlight any issues for inclusion in the ERA process, at Elswick Village Hall on Wednesday July 24. People can continue to provide feedback on the ERA until August 12, 2013.

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