Amazing turn-out in Blackpool for the opening of the Inquiry

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A very inspirational day for HAF at the opening day of Cuadrilla’s appeal Inquiry at Blackpool FC!  There were over 200 of us showing support for Lancashire County Council and the two groups, PNR and RAG fighting this appeal.  There were many speeches and a show of very strong opposition to the fracking industry!  The appeal will run for 20 days over 5 weeks, Tuesdays to Fridays.  Anyone can apply to speak at the Inquiry:

There are evening sessions where the public can speak to the inquiry. These are:

Wednesday 17th February, 6.30pm-9.30pm on the Roseacre Wood appeals

Thursday 25th February, 6.30pm-9.30pm on Preston New Road appeals

Thursday 10th March, 11am-5.30pm on all the appeals

People who want to speak to the inquiry should contact Yvonne Parker, the Inquiry Programme Manager, at by Wednesday 10th February 2016. They should send the following details: name, address, postcode and the session they wish to attend.

Contributions to these sessions are likely to be a maximum of five minutes each. People who wish to read a prepared statement are asked to send a copy in advance.

The Planning Inspectorate said if all those who wish to speak cannot be accommodated within the three sessions another opportunity will be provided before the inquiry closes.

There were about 50 Backing Fracking supporters who left en-masse after about an hour……..

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