North Yorkshire County Council has been defending its approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.
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Local councillors vote next week on the first plan to frack in Yorkshire. There’s no official recommendation yet on whether Third Energy’s scheme at Kirby Misperton should be approved. But if it is, officers at Ryedale District Council have said fracking should not be allowed on Sundays. The vote […]