As anti-fracking protestors left Poulton-le-Fylde for Blackpool earlier we gathered opposing views on shale gas exploration in Lancashire.
Anti-fracking campaigners are staging a 'funeral march' for Lancashire saying that a go ahead for the controversial procedure would amount to death for the Fylde countryside.
The fracking firm Cuadrilla has applied to explore two sites at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood for shale gas.
Councillors are due to make a final decision on the planning application but a report earlier this week by Lancashire County Council recommended rejecting it.
Organisers say the march will be from the stocks in the centre of Poulton Le Fylde at 10am walking to Blackpool.
Cuadrilla has said any issues raised in the report can be resolved.
There's been a setback to hopes of a fracking industry in Lancashire, after a key council report said it should not go ahead at two sites between Blackpool and Preston. Cuadrilla was seeking permission to use the controversial method of extracting shale gas in tests at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood, near Roseacre.
But planning officials have recommended the applications be rejected over concerns of noise and traffic pollution.
Our correspondent Amy Welch reports:
In a statement, Shale Gas firm Cuadrilla said it was disappointed with the recommendation made by Lancashire County Council's planning officers.
But the firm said it hopes concerns about noise and traffic pollution could be resolved ahead of the Council's crucial vote on the matter next week.
Greenpeace said it "applauds" the recommendation council officers published today and urged councillors to follow the advice.
The report recommended that the application for the site at Preston New Road should be turned down because of concerns over noise impacts which would "unnecessarily and unacceptably" affect neighbouring properties with noise pollution.
At the Roseacre Wood site, the report said there would be an increase in traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles, which would result in "an unacceptable impact" on rural roads and reduce road safety.
If the council's development control committee take the advice of their planning officers and turn down the applications, it will be seen as a major blow to efforts to get the UK's shale gas and oil industry off the ground.
The Government is pushing for the development of a shale gas industry in the UK, claiming it would create jobs and growth, reduce energy prices and cut the country's reliance on gas imports.
However, opponents have raised fears that the process causes earthquakes, can pollute water supplies, and could lead to inappropriate development in the countryside and damage house prices.
Hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - involves pumping water, chemicals and sand at high pressure underground to fracture shale rock and release the gas trapped in it.
Hundreds of protesters attended a six-day Reclaim The Power camp last August near the proposed Little Plumpton site to campaign against shale gas extraction in the region by fracking.
Local authorities in West Sussex have also turned down applications from shale companies to explore for oil and gas in their areas.
Proposals for "fracking" for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire should be refused, planning officers have recommended.
Lancashire County Council has published reports with recommendations on planning applications from shale company Cuadrilla to develop two new sites to explore for shale gas by drilling, fracking and testing the flow of gas.
The council's development control committee is due to make decisions next week on the planning applications for the two sites, at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood, near Roseacre, both between Blackpool and Preston.