Timeline for Third Energy’s application to frack the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton



New fencing installed at KM8 website this week

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

9 June 2015
NYCC tells Third Energy the application is incomplete and cannot be validated.

2 July 2015
Third Energy delivers second application to NYCC

17th July 2015
NYCC tells Third Energy the application cannot be validated

29 July 2015
New planning application received and validated

19 August 2015
Public consultation begins

28 August 2015
Further information supplied by Third Energy

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

20 October 2015
NYCC’s planning committee decides to attend a site visit and training

4 November 2015
Meeting between Third Energy and NYCC planning authority

5 November 2015
Second public consultation begins

10 November 2015
Ryedale District Council’s planning committee votes to defer its decision on the application

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

25 November 2015
Closing date of second consultation period

20 January 2016
Third 21-day public consultation begins

10 February 2016
Closing date of third consultation

24 February 2016
4th public consultation begins

11 April 2016
Environment Agency grants environmental permits for KM8 fracking plan

12 May 2016
North Yorkshire County Council planners recommend approval of the KM8 application

17 May 2016
Site visit for North Yorkshire County Councillors

20 May 2016
Day 1 of decision meeting of Planning and Regulatory Affairs Committee

23 May 2015
Day 2 of decision meeting of Planning and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Decision expected.

Link to planning application NY/2015/0233/ENV