Lancashire County Council will recommend that a decision on two applications to frack for shale gas in the county are deferred.
Lancashire County Council has recommended decisions planning applications for fracking in the county are deferred.
It comes after the council broke for legal advice.
Anti-fracking protestors are reporting a "carnival atmosphere" at demonstrations at County Hall in Preston.
Lancashire County Council is meeting to decide the fate of applications to frack for shale gas in the county.