Energy firm: fracking decision 'great news' for business

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An energy firm planning to frack for shale gas in Lancashire says a High Court decision that allows them to go ahead is "great news".

The Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and campaigner Gayzer Frackman had urged a judge to find that the decision to grant a planning application for the site in Fylde was not fair or lawful.

But Mr Justice Dove, announcing his decision at the High Court in London on Wednesday, dismissed their judicial review actions.

Protestors at the site Credit: PA Images

Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla said: