A High Court judge has rejected the legal challenge against planning permission to frack in North Yorkshire.
In the past few minutes a High Court judge has backed plans by Third Energy to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
Planners in the South Downs have demanded more information on the effects of plans to drill new wells and produce oil for 20 years.
A judge at the High Court in London has reserved judgement in a legal challenge brought by two campaign groups to the approval of fracking in North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire County Council has been defending its approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.
The High Court has begun hearing a legal challenge to the approval of fracking in North Yorkshire.
Opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, carried Yorkshire white roses as they gathered at the Royal Courts of Justice in London where their legal challenge will be heard this morning.
As anti-fracking groups prepare to take legal action over recent shale gas decisions, the government has announced changes which could make future challenges more expensive.
A challenge to the approval of plans by Third Energy to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton will be heard in the High Court in London next week.
Councillors deciding Third Energy’s fracking application in North Yorkshire were given “misleading” information about bats flying over the wellsite, Friends of the Earth said today.