Morecambe MP agrees fracking will be inevitable across district

Fracking rigs like this one are a common site in America.
Fracking rigs like this one are a common site in America.

Fracking will be inevitable in Lancashire according to the MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale who responded to the shale gas debate on BBC’s North West Tonight programme.

Mr Morris was asked about the controversial extraction for shale gas on Tuesday (August 11) evening.

David Morris MP

David Morris MP

The Lancaster Guardian approached Mr Morris regarding the comments and he said: “Fracking is imperative for our future energy security, councils need to make timely decisions based on fact and planning law and not be side tracked by scaremongering stories from pressure groups.”

The debate comes after energy firm Cuadrilla decided to relocate its headquarters to Lancashire where it hopes to frack for shale gas.

Last month the company announced it would appeal against decisions by county councillors to refuse planning permission for two sites.

Cuadrilla has now said it will move its head office to Lancashire at the beginning of next year as “a visible symbol” of its commitment to shale gas exploration in the county.

The firm wants to frack and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at each of two sites between Blackpool and Preston.

A spokeswoman said the company could not yet confirm the exact location for its new HQ. Cuadrilla’s present head office is in Lichfield, Staffordshire.