Given that the officers recommended that one of two fracking applications is approved, it is likely to be appealed by developer Cuadrilla.
By the time that's all sorted out it would have been quicker to use the Planning Act 2008 national infrastructure regime. Time for fracking to join it?
Lancashire County Council has refused a planning application for fracking at a site in Little Plumpton. Energy firm Cuadrilla wanted to extract shale gas at the site between Preston and Blackpool.The Little Plumpton bid had been recommended for approval by planning officials, subject to working hours, noise control and highway matters.But councillors have rejected the advice and voted against.