Ellesmere Port residents say – NO. The CW&C planning committee say – NO 28/01/18

Ellesmere Port residents say – NO.

The CW&C planning committee say – NO

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A Public Inquiry will resume in Chester Town Hall from the 26thto the 28thFebruary; it deals with a number of firsts.

  • First public inquiry in the UK to be held where the planning application has been refused on the grounds of failing to mitigate the effects of climate change – granting the application would fly in the face of all recent climate science which requires us to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 Deg C. Ignoring this could lead to climatic disaster within a couple of decades.
  • First gas well sitethat is situated in an urban area – on an industrial estate with a new housing estate under construction only 320m away.

Nearly 1,500 separate objections and a petition of over 1000 signatures were against the proposal.

Public statements from three local MPs, a representative for the Cheshire Crime and Police Commissioner, have supported the groundswell of opposition. Many local residents gave moving accounts of how the existing pollution in Ellesmere Port and surrounding areas has affected their health adversely.

So far the inquiry has unearthed –

  • 250,000+ is the estimated policing cost to Cheshire Police if IGas is successful in this appeal.
  • 15,000+ is the amount of money raised in crowd funds for FFEP&U to defend the council decision.
  • 17,600 is the amount of tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions the IGas proposal will cause.
  • 3,500 is the number of times a car would travel around the worldto expel the same amount of CO2.
  • 2 is the number of people who were in favour of the IGas proposals.
  • 0 is the number of permanent local jobs likely to be created as a result of the IGas operation.
  • 0 is the amount of Climate Change experts provided by IGas to the inquiry.

IGas are looking to sting the Cheshire West & Chester Council for the cost of the inquiry. IGas has to prove to the government appointed planning inspector, that the CW&C planning refusal is unreasonable. Potentially this cost could be considerable and will, without doubt, hit CW&C essential community services hard.

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton will object to this IGas proposal every step of the way.

Crowd funding for the appeal – http://www.gofundme.com/ellesmere-port-appeal-fund

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Ellesmere Port says NO! 20/01/19

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The Public Inquiry being held in Chester Town Hall from the 22ndto the 24thJanuary has a number of firsts.

  • First Public Inquiryin the UK to be held where the planning application has been refused on the grounds of failing to mitigate the effects of climate change – granting the application would fly in the face of all recent climate science which requires us to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 Deg C otherwise face climatic disaster within a couple of decades.
  • First gas well site that is situated in an urban environment – on an industrial estate with a new housing estate under construction only 320m away.

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Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton Needs You! 07/01/19

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Firstly, wishing you a happy and successful 2019 and thanking you all for your support in 2018.

We are in the final lap of the run up to the Inquiry. So far we are on track and have submitted everything on time. We are in good shape to prevent Ellesmere Port from being turned into the centre of a gas extraction industry, it all remains to be lost or won on the day.

The Inquiry will be held at Chester Town Hall at 10am from 15th to 18th and 22nd to 24th January 2019.

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IGas proposals threaten to damage public health in Ellesmere Port 07/01/19

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton (FFEP&U) have issued ‘Proof of Evidence’, from nine expert witnesses, to the Government Planning Inspector, ahead of the Public Inquiry.

The inquiry will be held in Chester Town Hall from the 15thuntil the 23rdJanuary 2019.

FFEP&U will be supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) in their defence of the planning committee’s decision to refuse IGas planning permission to flow test their well in Ellesmere Port.

Evidence submitted to the inquiry identifies that the practices of the Unconventional Gas industry could have detrimental effects on health.

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Wrong Place – Wrong Time – Wrong Industry 17/12/19

PRESS RELEASE 10.12.18.

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton (FFEP&U) issued their ‘Proof of Evidence’ from nine expert witnesses, to the Government Planning Inspector, ahead of the Public Inquiry. The inquiry will be held in Chester Town Hall from the 15thuntil the 23rdJanuary 2019.

FFEP&U are supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) in their defence of the planning committee decision to refuse IGas planning permission to flow test their well in Ellesmere Port. The grounds for their refusal were that it “fails to mitigate and adapt to climate change” and “ensuring best use of renewable energy use and generation”.

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The Wrong Place – The Wrong Time – The Wrong Industry 12/12/18

Life in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire is at a critical point. The community will make a giant step forward with the planned regeneration of the Waterside area, but if IGas is allowed to succeed with its proposals to test for Shale Gas it will mean two giant steps backward for Ellesmere Port.

Delivering Appeal Documentation
Delivering Appeal Documentation

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Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton Members Deliver 11/12/18

5,000 residents who live within one kilometre of the well site in Portside North in Ellesmere Port have been made aware of the following facts in a leaflet –

  1. IGas has appealed against the Council’s decision to refuse permission to test the existing well at Portside North.
  2. IGas will pump Hydrochloric Acid and other chemicals underground to open pathways within the rock for gas to flow, bringing similar risks to those of fracking.
  3. Over 10 tonnes of gas could be flared off each day. Flaring is both polluting and very noisy and may continue for 24hrs per day for up to 90 days.

These facts have come as a great shock to a vast percentage of residents of Ellesmere Port but particularly to the residents of the brand new Persimmon & Anwyl estate off Rossmore Road. They were NEVER informed that their properties are only 350metres from the well site.

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