99.2% of respondents against fracking at KM8! Documents from the NYCC reveal that only 0.8% of respondents to the council’s KM8 Public Consultation wrote in support of fracking, while 99.2% wrote to oppose the application. According to the NYCC Chief Planning Officer’s report, which recommended approval of Third Energy’s application to frack at their KM8 well-site in Kirby … [Read more...]

Flamingo land becomes the latest business to object to Third Energy’s Fracking plans in North Yorkshire

  Flamingo land have officially written to North Yorkshire County Council and objected to Third Energy's proposed fracking plans at their Kirby Misperton well site. This news will be a major blow to the fracking company ahead of NYCC planning committee meeting on the 20th May 2016 when the KM8 planning application will be decided. The objection letter issued by … [Read more...]

hundreds attend protest in Scarborough against fracking in Yorkshire

Well done and thank you to everyone who braved the weather to attend the protest organised by Frack Free Scarborough and Frack Free Ryedale in Scarborough today. On Monday the 25th of April the Uk’s pro-fracking PR machine roled into Scarborough to host an event at Scarborough SPA  titled  “The future business opportunities of North Yorkshire onshore oil and … [Read more...]

Local councils invited to secret talks with controversial fracking firms INEOS and Cuadrilla.

residents have revealed that fracking licence holder, INEOS has invited parish council representatives across Ryedale and York to a private meeting next month. Details of the meeting, on May 11th in Malton’s Milton Rooms, appear in a leaked letter seen by Frack Free Ryedale. The meeting will take place behind closed doors with the public excluded from observing or … [Read more...]

Ryedale District council rejects Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton Fracking application in overwhelming vote

Ryedale District council voted overwhelmingly in favour to reject Third Energy's fracking plans at Kirby Misperton. Ryedale District Council’s planning committee recommended refusal of the scheme to frack the existing KM8 well. The vote was seven for refusal, one abstention and two against – though it is thought these were the result of pushing the wrong button. Therefore … [Read more...]

Ryedale District Council decision on KM8

On Tuesday 15th March, Ryedale District Council's Planning Committee will decide whether or not to object to Third Energy's application to frack at Kirby Misperton. Their recommendation will have significant influence on the final decision due to be taken at County Hall in Northallerton in April. Take action today - Contact your Ryedale district councillor and ask them to … [Read more...]

140 Yorkshire heritage spots covered by fracking exploration licences

The Yorkshire Post reports; Fens, woodland and marshland as well as dozens of much loved Yorkshire beauty spots now fall under shale gas exploration licences. New research undertaken by the independent House of Commons library and Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh show that one sixth of Yorkshire’s protected landscape, including 140 Sites of Special Scientific Interest … [Read more...]

North Yorkshire County Council invests over £100million in high polluting fossil fuel & ‘fracking’ firms

Whilst world leaders meet once again in Paris  to try and reach a global agreement to tackle climate change closer to home North Yorkshire county council invests its pension fund heavily in high polluting and financially risky fossil fuel companies including controversial Fracking firms. Frack Free North Yorkshire has learnt via Freedom of Information requests that North … [Read more...]

KM8 – HOW TO OBJECT – Time frame extended please object today

Our friends at Frack Free Ryedale have put together a fantastic & easy to follow guidance sheet explaining how concerned members of the public can object to Third Energy's KM8 planning application; Third Energy have applied to frack their existing KM8 well at the company’s Kirby Misperton well-site. You can view the application documents on the NYCC Online Planning … [Read more...]