Lydiate – Parish Council to oppose fracking?

Well I hope so and the issue is now on the table following Independent Borough Councillor Pat O’Hanlon informing parish councillors that Formby Town Council had resolved to oppose fracking.


Like Pat I am against fracking on environmental grounds. Sadly there is potential for it to happen under Lydiate if applications are approved to pursue licenses that I think were put in place by government around 2008/9?

This is what Formby Town Council has approved:-

‘The Parish Council support renewable energy in Formby, particularly solar farms and off-shore wind turbines where these are in keeping with local character. However, due to the geology of the area, notably the shale and sandstone layers and faults, fracking is considered to be inappropriate and will not be supported.’