Campaigners to continue campaign against Fracking in Lancashire

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Campaigners fighting to overturn a Government decision to approve a fracking site in Lancashire are back in court next week for the latest round of their legal battle.

Their case will be heard by Court of Appeal judges in London on Wednesday following a defeat at the High Court earlier this year.

The appeal follows a decision in April by Mr Justice Dove to dismiss judicial review actions brought by environmental campaigner Gayzer Frackman and the Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG).

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They had urged the judge to rule that the decision to grant a planning application for the site in Fylde was not fair or lawful.

Mr Justice Dove was told the planning application by developer Cuadrilla was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry.

The scheme was given the go-ahead in October by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

Campaigners will now continue their fight at a two-day hearing before leading judges.