Key anti-fracking vote by Ryedale planners

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Ryedale District Council’s Planning Committee met this evening (15 March) and voted overwhelmingly to recommend to North Yorkshire County Council that Third Energy’s application to frack at Kirby Misperton should be refused.

At a crowded meeting in Ryedale House, which followed a peaceful demonstration outside, councillors on all sides expressed their concerns about the application.  A motion to recommend refusal was proposed by Cllr Fiona Farnell, the ward member for Kirby Misperton, and this was seconded by Cllr Lindsay Burr, the county councillor for Kirby Misperton (both also Ryedale Planning Committee members).  The motion was carried and the Committee’s recommendation will now go to the County Council, which must take the final decision on the fracking application.

  1 comment for “Key anti-fracking vote by Ryedale planners

  1. Fiona Collier
    16th March 2016 at 8:10 am

    Well done Fiona and all the other RDC councillors. Common sense prevails at last. Now it’s over to NYCC

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