Kirby Misperton Planning Application – objection guidance

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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY PERMITS

NOTE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS ENDED UP ON THIS PAGE AFTER CLICKING ON A FRACK OFF LINK.

Frack Off have jumped the gun on asking people to object to the Environment Agency permits – we have till 10th July to do so, and will be issuing guidelines on what exactly it is worth objecting to over the next two weeks. It is not worth just sending in an objection that says ‘I don’t like fracking’ as they carry no weight in the planning process. However, if you would like to object to this when we have got together our ‘objection package’, please sign up for our newsletter and alerts in the box on the right, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to do so.

We will post information on the EA permits as soon as we have analysed the application in detail – but not before.

WHAT ABOUT THE PLANNING APPLICATION?

On Friday 22nd May, Third Energy posted their planning application for a test frack at their test well at Kirby Misperton. You can read their press release here. You can also read reports on this in the Northern Echo and the Guardian. Local MP Kevin Hollinrake’s response is also in the Northern Echo.

However, on 10th June, Third Energy withdrew the objection as the NYCC would not validate it in its current form. The company have now said they will resubmit this in the coming weeks. Find out more in the Gazette & Herald.

HOW SHOULD I OBJECT?

When the objection finally arrives, we should have 12 weeks to make comments and objections, so we’re not rushing into things, and we would advise our members and other supporters to wait a little while before objecting. We will be going through the application very carefully and then posting guidance about what people can object to. It is much more effective to make ‘material objections’ than just to say you are against fracking.

Watch this space, we’ll have more for you in the next few weeks as the situation develops. In the meantime, please keep spreading the word, writing to the papers, informing your neighbours, and keeping up the pressure.

  1. Susan Hayward
    May 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Fracking is dangerous. There is no need to go down this very expensive route for so little in return. There is a new capitalism to be born and it’s called eco-capitalism. Invest in solar farms as we are doing down here in Devon, there is water galore to be used for hydro-electricity. Plenty of money for fat cats to make – so LET’S get moving on the alternatives. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES. Spare our children and stop being lazy.

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  2. David Dunning White
    May 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    This is a filthy toxic business that should be stopped before it causes irreparable damage.

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  3. Jane Parker
    May 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Fracking is NOT needed or wanted. A good environment with strong flora and fauna and clean water sources is what us needed, fracking will NOT give that

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  4. Christine Wales
    June 11, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Fracing & Ucg are not welcome or wanted in the uk now or ever !

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  5. Lawrence Mullaney
    June 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I major concerns for my business, which is within a mile of this site, then the obvious impact on the environment, water, air, noise pollution and traffic etc. Property prices will be at risk of plummeting. This so wrong to force on the local Community ( it will have an impact for people not in the immediate area also ). Would the people trying to get this disgraceful business active in our area like it on their own back door ? I don’t bloody think so !!!

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