KM8, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire

KM8 wellsite

Key facts

Address: KMA wellsite, Alma Farm, Off Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire

Operator: Third Energy

Planning application: NY/2015/0233/ENV



31 August 2017

Protest outside Third Energy fracking information event. DrillOrDrop report

3 July 2017

Third Energy submits hydraulic fracturing plan to the Oil & Gas Authority for KM8. Details

23 March 2017

Third Energy investigates release from Kirby Misperton gas site after residents complaint about “sickening” smell. Details

20 December 2016

Mrs Justice Lang, at the Royal Courts of Justice, upholds Third Energy’s planning permission and dismissed the case in a judicial review by Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale. Details

Protection camp established in a field on the proposed lorry route to the KM8 well site. Details

6 December 2016

Companies House warns Third Energy it has until 6 February 2017 to file its accounts or face being struck off the companies’ register and being dissolved. Details

23 November 2016

Second day of judicial review hearing by Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale against north Yorkshire County Council. Third Energy’s case and judgement reserved

22 November 2016

First day of judicial review hearing by Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale against north Yorkshire County Council. Claimant’s case  and council case

30 September 2016

Third Energy accounts for year to 31 December 2015 due but not filed.

7 July 2016

Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale announce legal challenge to council approval of planning permission. Details

23 May 2016

Planning and Regulatory Affairs Committee approves Third Energy application for fracking the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Live updates and breaking news

20 May 2016

Day 1 of decision meeting of Planning and Regulatory Affairs Committee of North Yorkshire County Council. Live updates

17 May 2016

Site visit for North Yorkshire County Councillors

12 May 2016

North Yorkshire planners recommend approval of Third Energy fracking planning application. Details

11 April 2016

Environment Agency grants environmental permit for fracking for shale gas at KM8 well. Details

24 February 2016

4th public consultation begins

10 February 2016

Closing date of third consultation

20 January 2016

Third 21-day public consultation begins


25 November 2015

Closing date of second consultation period

19 November 2015

NYCC asks for more information from Third Energy and an extension in the time to consider the application, suggesting 9th February as the new decision date

10 November 2015

Ryedale District Council’s planning committee votes to defer its decision on the application

5 November 2015

Second public consultation begins

4 November 2015

Meeting between Third Energy and NYCC planning authority

20 October 2015

NYCC’s planning committee decides to attend a site visit and training

11 October 2015

In an 11-page letter NYCC invokes Section 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 to ask Third Energy for more information on the application

28 August 2015

Further information supplied by Third Energy

19 August 2015

Public consultation begins

29 July 2015

New planning application received and validated

17th July 2015

NYCC tells Third Energy the application cannot be validated

2 July 2015

Third Energy delivers second application to NYCC

9 June 2015

NYCC tells Third Energy the application is incomplete and cannot be validated.

22 May 2015

Third Energy submits application to North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to frack, test and possibly produce gas from its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton