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Singleton

The Grange Hill site is located near Singleton. Planning consent was granted in April 2010 and the well was drilled to its target depth of 10,700ft during 2011. The well was not used to hydraulically fracture the shale rock and no flow testing of natural gas was undertaken.

As part of a subsequent review of our exploration programme, we decided not to apply for permission to carry out hydraulic fracturing at Grange Hill. Cuadrilla applied to Lancashire County Council (LCC) in May 2014 for planning permission to install seismic monitoring and pressure monitoring sensors within the existing exploration well in order to carry out monitoring of existing/baseline conditions. On completion of this monitoring, the application sought permission to plug the exploration well with cement and restore the site to Greenfield status.

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  • In February 2015 LCC’s Development Control Committee refused consent for the planning application. In May 2015 the Committee gave its reasons for refusal which can be found on the Council’s website here.

    In October 2015 Cuadrilla lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the refused planning consent and after reviewing the appeal the Inspectorate granted consent in February 2016. There is currently no date set for any work at the Grange Hill/Singleton site and we will of course keep local residents informed of when any work will be undertaken.

  • GALLERY
  • LATEST NEWS
  • In February 2015 LCC’s Development Control Committee refused consent for the planning application. In May 2015 the Committee gave its reasons for refusal which can be found on the Council’s website here.

    In October 2015 Cuadrilla lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the refused planning consent and after reviewing the appeal the Inspectorate granted consent in February 2016. There is currently no date set for any work at the Grange Hill/Singleton site and we will of course keep local residents informed of when any work will be undertaken.