NEWSLETTER – May 2018
Bramley Moor Lane Public Inquiry commences Tuesday 19th June 2018
On the strength of our victorious campaign to the Derbyshire County Councils planning committee in February, our attention now turns to the even more serious matter of the public inquiry which will decide the ultimate fate of Bramley Moor Lane.
Both Derbyshire County Council and Ineos have hired top barristers and QC’s to put forward their respective arguments to the enquiry and Eckington Against Fracking (EAF) is also represented at the enquiry by David Kesteven and Richard Pointer. All sides will have the opportunity to state their case and also cross examine the expert witnesses put forward by all sides.
The enquiry is going to purely focus on planning matters but members of the public are able to make representation at the inquiry should they wish to do so. In order to make representation they would need to attend the first day of the inquiry by 10:00 am stating their desire to do so along with 5 copies of their proposed speech. They can also choose whether or not they wish to be cross examined by the board. They are under no obligation to be cross examined but your argument will carry more weight if you are prepared to defend it. IF ANYONE REQUIRES FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE ATTEND THE NEXT MEETING OR CONTACT US BY EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is vital that we have as many members present as possible, especially on the first day to show our strength of feeling for this frankly insane application. The location of the enquiry is the Market Hall at Chesterfield. A free bus service is being provided from Eckington by DCC and will also call through Dronfield at pre agreed locations. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this service must make this known to prominent members of either CADAF or EAF.
NOTE THAT THIS ENQUIRY IS THE LAST MAJOR HURDLE TO RIDDING MARSH LANE OF TEST DRILLING AND FUTURE FRACKING. IF YOU HAVE NEVER GOT INVOLVED UNTIL NOW THEN THIS IS THE TIME TO LEND YOUR VALUED SUPPORT.
Lee Rowley MP heads the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Impact of Shale Gas which looks at all matters relating to fracking and shale gas. This group has held its 1st meeting and minutes will be available in due course through the House of Commons website.
Clive Betts MP heads a select committee on the Impact of Fracking & Shale gas.
These are also due to meet and records are available on the House of Commons website.