This is it, the big one; the first planning application for an extraction of shale gas in the UK.
23-26 June Lancashire County Council will be voting on two applications for shale gas extraction and a number of new applications for exploratory drilling. The Planning Officer has recommended they are rejected, but a vote earlier in the year was postponed due to a legal challenge by Cuadrilla.
With the Planning Committee about to be reshuffled we don't know which way they will vote.
The plan is for a there to be a big, visible presence on Tuesday 23rd June from 9AM as the counsellors arrive - Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8RL
Please bring banners and signs and be prepared to make a lot of noise.
Full event details here:
Reclaim the Power Manchester are organising a coach which will be leaving at 8AM on the 23rd. Details here:
Alternatively a number of us will be getting the train, leaving at 08:16 from Platform 14 of Manchester Piccadilly Station.
If we can stop this in Lancashire it may never come to Manchester.