North Yorkshire county councillors meet tomorrow morning (Friday 20 May) and on Monday next week to decide on Third Energy’s planning application to frack at Kirby Misperton. Here’s our guide to the meeting, the plan and the issues.
Plans by Third Energy to frack an existing well near the North Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton have been recommended for approval.
Three weeks today could see the approval of the first shale gas well to be fracked in the UK since 2011.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, said today there was no evidence of the need for a single regulator for the shale gas industry.
Third Energy said it would review the reasons given by Ryedale councillors who voted this evening against the company’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton.
In the past few minutes, councillors in Ryedale have voted against plans to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton. The district council ‘s planning committee recommended refusal of the scheme by Third Energy to frack its existing KM8 well. The vote was seven for, one abstention and […]
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 […]
Opponents of fracking in Ryedale took their message directly to their MP yesterday (30/1/2016) with a protest outside Kevin Hollinrake’s constituency surgery in Thirsk.
A couple from North Yorkshire who visited fracking areas in Pennsylvania say their experiences should be a warning to Ryedale.
North Yorkshire County Council has confirmed it is investigating whether personal data was used without permission in objections to Third Energy’s application to frack near a Ryedale village.