This evening, Conservative Parliamentary candidate Lee Rowley attended the regular meeting of Dronfield Town Council to listen to residents issues and concerns, particularly on the fracking proposal at Marsh Lane.
Local Councillors and residents discussed a number of important issues including planning applications, budgets and the latest proposed closure of banks in the town - but the hot topic was fracking and the planning application surrounding the Bramleymoor Lane site.
Dronfield Town Council has already stated its opposition to fracking proposals in Marsh Lane and re-iterated them on Tuesday night by passing the latest in a series of motions against the application, with this one centred on the huge resident concern regarding the volume of HGV and lorry traffic that would be created along the Eckington Road if the proposals go ahead.
"Thanks to all councillors and residents who attended the meeting this evening," said Lee. "One of the reasons I wanted to come along tonight was to listen to residents regarding fracking and I can see there is huge strength of feeling and opposition to this proposal. I believe the Ineos application is the wrong application in the wrong place at the wrong time and, if elected on 8th June, I will work with local residents to oppose it."