Planning for fracking? Public talk 11 October

Thursday 11 October, 8pm, Milton Rooms, Malton

Local residents will be interested to know that there will be a free public talk about the Government’s proposals to change planning rules with a view to easing the passage of fracking in our area and beyond. The key speakers include Kevin Hollinrake MP, the Rt Hon Nick Howard, Lyndsay Burr (one of our local councillors), and a representative of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. We’ve just been advised that the newly appointed Government Commissioner for Shale Gas, Natascha Engel, will also join the panel. Kenelm Storey, the President of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Party is to chair the event.

As we reported on the Slingsby Village website on 18 Sept [here], the controversial proposals are out for consultation The proposals have been welcomed by the shale gas industry. To make you views known, you must act before 25 October, when the consultation period ends.  For more background, see our earlier post HERE.

The event is free.