North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee has approved plans by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.
The decision was greeted with shouts and tears from opponents of the scheme both inside and outside County Hall in Northallerton.
The committee voted by 7 to 4 to approve Third Energy’s application to frack, test and produce gas from its KM8 well for up to nine years.
The result came at the end of two days of testimony and discussion.
The council’s planning officers had recommended approval despite more than 4,000 objections and a petition of more than 2,500 signatures.
Councillors who voted against the application: John Blackie (NY Ind), Bill Hoult (Lib Dem), David Ireton (Cons), Robert Packham (Lab).
Councillors who voted for the application: David Blades (Cons), Robert Heseltine (Ind), Andrew Lee (Cons), Clifford Lunn (Cons), Peter Sowray (Cons), Cliff Trotter (Cons), Robert Windass (Cons).
Reaction to the decision
Updated 27/5/2016 with names of councillors who voted in favour and against the application and links to reaction posts