Anti-fracking group has first meeting

Reporter:

Staff reporter (Chester First)

CONCERNED residents in a Chester suburb have created a new anti-fracking group in response to a potential test drilling site.

Frack Free Mickle Trafford met for the first time in the village hall on Warrington Road and heard from residents who were worried about the possible test site in a field next to Salters Lane.

Cheshire West and Chester Council recently renewed the planning permission which was granted for a test drill at the site by Dart Energy, which wants to test for levels of exploitable shale gas and coal bed methane.

Residents were concerned about methane release and waste water pollution, light and noise pollution, earthquakes, industrialisation of the countryside, and huge increases in heavy goods vehicle movements along unsuitable country lanes.

This latest group who are protesting against fracking join a number in the local area including Frack Free Upton, who are heavily involved with the protest camp in Upton, Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Farndon.

Frack Free Mickle Trafford meets at The Grange Farm, Warrington Road, Mickle Trafford, Chester on alternate Monday evenings at 7.30pm. The next meeting is on June 23.

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