Kirkbymoorside Town Council passes anti-fracking motion

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CouncilLogo[1]Kirkbymoorside Town Council has become the first authority in the district to oppose proposals to extract gas by fracking.

Members moved a motion at their meeting on Monday night regarding their “unresolved concerns” about Third Energy UK Gas’s intention to hydraulically fracture its KM8 site in Kirby Misperton.

The full text of the motion, which was approved unanimously, reads:  “We have unresolved concerns about important aspects of fracking and are opposed to any fracking activity in our area until satisfactory answers are forthcoming.”

Cllr Michael Clarke said his main concern was the visual impact the mining rig at KM8 would have on the area – and the longer term knock-on effect on the district’s tourism industry.

“I am conscious that Ryedale is reliant on its tourism,” he said. “If it goes ahead, it will be to the economic detriment of the district. People will be reluctant to come into the area.”

You can read more about this promising development in the Malton and Pickering Mercury and the Gazette & Herald.


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