Anti-Fracking Campaigners Celebrate Small Victory



By Alex Ross in The Press.


Anti-Fracking campaigners have secured a small victory in their bid to stop controversial drilling in Ryedale.

Ryedale District Council’s planning committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss an application to frack in Kirby Misperton and voted against Third Energy’s application.

North Yorkshire County Council will have the final say on the matter, but community leaders made their thoughts clear as more than 100 anti-fracking campaigners attended the meeting to hear discussions take place.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Di Keal said: “This was a great decision by members of the planning committee who have sent a resounding message to the county council that we don’t want to see this hugely damaging industry decimate Ryedale.


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