Lancashire County Council (LCC) submitted the application to IPC (Infrastructure Planning Commission, the new planning authority) on 6 December 20911. IPC had 28 days to consider it, but rushed the decision through by 23 December 2011.
This does not mean they accept the scheme, just that they will examine it.
The next stage is for EVERYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN THE SCHEME to register with the IPC between 11 January and 20 February. Do this on the IPC website
and give brief reasons why you oppose the scheme. You can give more detailed reasons later.
We hope that as many people as possible will register and tell the IPC why they oppose the scheme. This is very different from telling LCC. The County Council is the promoter of the scheme, and has never listened to those who opposed it and pointed out better alternatives. But the IPC is an independent body and is obliged to listen to our concerns.