Fracking and Rural Roads

Rural sites are not designed to carry site plant and can cause damage to local byways, costing the council a great deal in infrastructure maintenance, is this something local communities should be worried about?

A:

No. They may be minor, but even these rural roads carry plenty of similar traffic already, including heavy agricultural plant and machinery, trucks delivering bagged fertiliser and taking away farm produce, trucks moving cattle and sheep around, and milk tankers. Traffic movements are considered in the planning applications and associated Traffic Management Plans.