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The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has launched a manifesto calling on local and mayoral election candidates of all parties to support the rights of all people to enjoy our countryside and green spaces, promoting a healthier economy and a happier community.

Saturday, 02 March 2019 16:52

Portside North Fracking Inquiry

Written by CPRE Lancashire

Jackie Copley, Planning Manager for CPRE Lancashire was commissioned by Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton, the Rule 6 Party, to represent opposition to a shale exploration application.  The proposal site is situated on Portside North in Ellesmere Port.  Although an urban location, it was considered as a matter in-directly relevant to CPRE in that should the use was allowed, the employment use would be displaced elsewhere and probably require greenfields in countryside to be allocated instead. 

CPRE Lancashire is looking forward to seeing the ‘radical rewrite’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework if approved at the Combined Authority meeting on Friday 11th January 2019, based on the announcement by Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor.

We hope that enough needed jobs and houses are planned and built. But frankly, when we read the Council’s Preferred Option document that proposes a brand new local plan up to 2050, for more than 15,000 homes and 190 hectares of employment land to be developed primarily on prime farmland in the Green Belt, we were aghast. 

The Branch was delighted to respond to the County Council’s consultation on a revised draft of the Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (DMWLP). We hope that our comments help Lancashire County Council to progress a Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan that will best protect and enhance rural Lancashire as new development is planned.

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