Campaigners from Ryedale brought a landmark case to court in a bid to overturn one of the first planning applications to carry out fracking in England.
Residents from Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire joined forces with Friends of the Earth to challenge a planning decision to allow hydraulic fracturing near their homes.
The Judicial Review, brought by Jackie Cray, David Davis and Friends of the Earth was heard on 22nd and 23rd November at the Royal Court of Justice in London.
Fracking company Third Energy were granted permission by North Yorkshire County Council in May 2016 to frack just 1/4 mile from Jackie's home in the village, but aspects of the decision are now being challenged.
The judge will decide whether North Yorkshire County Council properly took into account the full impact on climate change. The claim also concerns the council's financial protection for local residents against the long-term environmental damage of the fracking.
The Judge is now considering her decision and we will post information as soon as we have it. For a summary of the two days in court, and links to news articles about the case, please click on the photo at the top of the page. More news soon!
The final round of the Minerals and Waste Plan Consultation is upon us. For what’s it’s all about and easy-to-follow guidelines, click here.
For the latest updates and news about the Judicial Review in the High Court in London, please click here.
To read our latest press release on this week’s court date, please click here.
Watch a video of FFR members Jackie and David discussing the reasons for the Judicial Review by clicking here.
The future of the North York Moors National Park is under discussion. To find out how to respond, click here.
There were nearly 100 demonstrations across the country to protest against Barclays’ investment in fracking. Read more here.
Frack Free Ryedale are aiming to raise £10,000 to help us continue campaigning and fund a possible judicial review. To donate, click here.
The long-delayed report by the Committee on Climate Change has finally been published. And it’s not good new for the fracking industry. More >>
Please help us raise much-needed funds to fight fracking in Ryedale and North Yorkshire by donating to our new appeal. Donate Now
FFR have launched a People’s Declaration against fracking. Tens of thousands have already signed it. Have you? Click here for more.