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Cuadrilla gets extension on injunction

Shale gas drilling company Cuadrilla has been granted an extension on its injunction banning trespassing at it's site on Preston New Road at Little Plumpton. The High Court in Manchester has granted the extension to the company and local farmers until June 2020. It prohibits the unlawful obstruction of the site entrance and the main A583, including lock ons. Protestors continue to campaign against the drilling for shale gas on the Fylde

The High Court in Manchester has granted the extension to the company and local farmers until June 2020.

It prohibits the unlawful obstruction of the site entrance and the main A583, including lock ons.

Protestors continue to campaign against the drilling for shale gas on the Fylde.

The injunction forbids trespass on the company’s PNR shale gas exploration site and surrounding farmland. In addition the injunction:  Prohibits unlawful obstruction of the site entrance and adjacent main “A583” road. This includes “lock-ons” (chaining oneself to an object or another person to deliberately prevent access) and climbing onto, or slow walking in front of, vehicles accessing or leaving the site;

Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla, said: “We are very pleased that the High Court has seen fit to extend the injunction until 1 June 2020. We firmly believe that this is an important deterrent to unlawful protest that has significantly disrupted and inconvenienced local commuters and businesses over many months. We have seen a welcome reduction in unlawful behaviour since the interim injunction was granted last month. We continue to respect lawful and peaceful protest, but will not hesitate to take legal action against those that breach the injunction with unlawful activity directed against us or our listed suppliers.”

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