“By overruling Lancashire County Council, this decision only benefits big business.
Mr Javid overruled the council and granted planning permission, on the recommendation of a planning inspector.
In 2017, PNRAGand Mr Frackman brought individual statutory challenges in the High Court against Mr Javid’s decision but lost.
“This is especially important where exploration seeks to pave the way for a new form of fossil fuel to be exploited.
There is no logic in granting permission for shale gas exploration if the production phase will emit so much carbon and methane that its environmental impact is unacceptable.” Ms Dehon also said the courts should examine the tension between the precautionary principle and national planning policy, which said decision-makers should assume that other regulators would do their job properly.
Lancashire County Council refused planning permission for the site in June 2015.
Cuadrilla appealed and the case went to a public inquiry in 2016.“We will now take time to scrutinise the decision documents and liaise with our legal team.Our end goal has not changed: we are still intent on achieving justice for the Preston New Road community and beyond.”“Given the serious impact of climate change, it is imperative that the government requires developers to make a proper assessment of the greenhouse gas impacts of development.For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari Browser Continue with the current browser A look at Germany’s energy transition under real-life conditions: With an integrated, decentralized system, one municipal utility is laying the groundwork for a reliable, economically viable, and 100 percent renewable supply.This afternoon, three Appeal Court judges in London dismissed the cases brought by Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and Lytham campaigner, Gayzer Frackman. But Mr Frackman’s legal team has lodged a request directly with the Supreme Court to challenge today’s ruling.“It is important that this issue is considered by the Supreme Court at a time when the shale gas industry is still in its infancy.