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Roseacre Wood

We have identified two locations which we propose to develop as temporary exploration sites by drilling, hydraulically fracturing and testing the flow of natural gas from up to four horizontal wells at each site. One of those proposed new exploration sites is Roseacre Wood, in the parish of Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, in the Fylde, Lancashire. The other proposed site is just off Preston New Road, in the parish of Westby-with-Plumptons, again in the Fylde.  Drilling into and hydraulically fracturing the shale rock over a mile beneath the Roseacre Wood site and testing the flow rates of the large quantities of natural gas locked up in that shale would help us to determine how much natural gas could be commercially extracted from the shale underlying Lancashire.

Further information can be found here.

  • GALLERY
  • DOCUMENTS
  • COMMUNITY LIAISON GROUP
  • LATEST NEWS
  • INQUIRY & CONSULTATION
  • We’re committed to being a good neighbour and to engaging with local residents and community representatives. As part of this we established a Community Liaison Group (CLG) for the proposed exploration site at Roseacre Wood which ran from April 2014 until we brought our appeals in Summer 2015.

    As the appeal outcome is not yet finalised, the Community Liaison Group has been put on hold until further notice.

    The minutes of the Roseacre Wood CLG meetings can be found below:

    09-04-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    29-04-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    28-05-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    02-07-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    23-07-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    03-09-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    15-10-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    19-11-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    14-01-2015 RW CLG Minutes

    25-02-2015 RW CLG Minutes

    16-04-2015 RW CLG Minutes

  • On 6 October 2016, the Secretary of State confirmed that he had decided to give Cuadrilla and other parties the opportunity to provide any further evidence on highway safety and allow parties to make any representations at a new inquiry on that topic before reaching a final decision on the appeal.  The Secretary of State said that subject to being satisfied that the highway safety issues identified by Inspector McKay can be satisfactorily addressed, he is minded to allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to conditions.  Subsequently Inspector Melvyn Middleton has been appointed to hear the evidence on highways safety at the reopened inquiry which is provisionally due to open at 10:00am on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

    For further information on the planning inquiry and the associated consultation material please look at the Inquiry & Consultation tab.

  • Planning Inquiry
    Following Lancashire County Council’s refusal of our original planning application to drill, hydraulically fracture and test up to four shale exploration wells in June 2015, we submitted an appeal to the Secretary of State in September 2015 and a five-week public inquiry was held by Inspector Wendy McKay in February and March 2016.

    On 6 October 2016, the Secretary of State confirmed that he had decided to give Cuadrilla and other parties the opportunity to provide any further evidence on highway safety and allow parties to make any representations at a new inquiry on that topic before reaching a final decision on the appeal.  The Secretary of State said that subject to being satisfied that the highway safety issues identified by Inspector McKay can be satisfactorily addressed, he is minded to allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to conditions.  Subsequently Inspector Melvyn Middleton has been appointed to hear the evidence on highways safety at the reopened inquiry which is provisionally due to open at 10:00am on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 for an estimated eight sitting days. Information regarding the reopened inquiry can be found here.

    Consultation
    Public consultation materials relating to a new transport strategy for the proposed site at Roseacre Wood will be available here the week commencing 27th November 2017.

  • GALLERY
  • DOCUMENTS
  • COMMUNITY LIAISON GROUP
  • We’re committed to being a good neighbour and to engaging with local residents and community representatives. As part of this we established a Community Liaison Group (CLG) for the proposed exploration site at Roseacre Wood which ran from April 2014 until we brought our appeals in Summer 2015.

    As the appeal outcome is not yet finalised, the Community Liaison Group has been put on hold until further notice.

    The minutes of the Roseacre Wood CLG meetings can be found below:

    09-04-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    29-04-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    28-05-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    02-07-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    23-07-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    03-09-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    15-10-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    19-11-2014 RW CLG Minutes

    14-01-2015 RW CLG Minutes

    25-02-2015 RW CLG Minutes

    16-04-2015 RW CLG Minutes

  • LATEST NEWS
  • On 6 October 2016, the Secretary of State confirmed that he had decided to give Cuadrilla and other parties the opportunity to provide any further evidence on highway safety and allow parties to make any representations at a new inquiry on that topic before reaching a final decision on the appeal.  The Secretary of State said that subject to being satisfied that the highway safety issues identified by Inspector McKay can be satisfactorily addressed, he is minded to allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to conditions.  Subsequently Inspector Melvyn Middleton has been appointed to hear the evidence on highways safety at the reopened inquiry which is provisionally due to open at 10:00am on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

    For further information on the planning inquiry and the associated consultation material please look at the Inquiry & Consultation tab.

  • INQUIRY & CONSULTATION
  • Planning Inquiry
    Following Lancashire County Council’s refusal of our original planning application to drill, hydraulically fracture and test up to four shale exploration wells in June 2015, we submitted an appeal to the Secretary of State in September 2015 and a five-week public inquiry was held by Inspector Wendy McKay in February and March 2016.

    On 6 October 2016, the Secretary of State confirmed that he had decided to give Cuadrilla and other parties the opportunity to provide any further evidence on highway safety and allow parties to make any representations at a new inquiry on that topic before reaching a final decision on the appeal.  The Secretary of State said that subject to being satisfied that the highway safety issues identified by Inspector McKay can be satisfactorily addressed, he is minded to allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to conditions.  Subsequently Inspector Melvyn Middleton has been appointed to hear the evidence on highways safety at the reopened inquiry which is provisionally due to open at 10:00am on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 for an estimated eight sitting days. Information regarding the reopened inquiry can be found here.

    Consultation
    Public consultation materials relating to a new transport strategy for the proposed site at Roseacre Wood will be available here the week commencing 27th November 2017.