Fracking

At a time when we need to cut down carbon emissions and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, companies are planning to tear up our beautiful local countryside to extract shale gas by ‘fracking’.

This is because the Government has reversed its promise not to allow fracking under our National Parks, despite fears over water and air pollution, the dangers of increased lorry traffic on narrow country roads, the noise and visual impact, and the fact that shale gas is a fossil fuel which will contribute to climate change. We are also working with communities on the edge of the national park who are affected.

Fracking now threatens the beauty and tranquility of our local countryside, and we need your help to make sure it doesn’t happen.

The main operator in our area is INEOS. They identified a site between Dronfield and Eckington (at Marsh Lane) for an exploratory borehole and have applied for planning permission. Unsurprisingly the local community is hugely concerned about the effect this could have on their local countryside, particularly huge increases in lorry traffic on quiet lanes that surround the site. More details about INEOS’ plans can be found here: www.derbyshire.gov.uk

You can read our policy on fracking here.