Cuadrilla has applied to Lancashire County Council to allow overnight deliveries and avoid protestor road blockades.
It's because there have been so many occassions where activists have sought to prevent vehicles getting into or leaving site. These have all caused delay and disruption to travellers using the A583 Preston New Road throughout the year, with protestor activity closing the road in at least one direction on a regular basis causing misery for motorists. One woman even had to give birth in her car because she was unable to get to hospital as a result of a lock-on protest, and a funeral cortège was also delayed.
If you agree that infrequent overnight deliveries are a price worth paying if it means the road can be kept open during the day, then please add your signature to our petition and make your views clear to Lancashire County Council's development control committee.
Please note that we require your address purely to assist Lancashire County Council in understanding where petition signatories reside for statistical purposes.
Lancashire County Council, Development Control Committee, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8RL
APPLICATION NUMBER LCC/2014/0096NM1
As seen when Cuadrilla's drilling rig was delivered in the early hours of 26th July 2017, infrequent overnight deliveries are significantly less disruptive than those conducted during the day when anti-fracking activists from across the country are much more likely to engage in direct action. Please approve the above application to make a Non-Material Amendment to the existing planning consent and help keep the A583 Preston New Road open for residents and the travelling public.
We, the signatories to this petition.