Third Energy to apply for permission to frack at Kirby Misperton

i Nov 25th 1 Comment by

KMgreenglowThird Energy have announced that they will be applying for permission to frack at their KM8 well-site at Kirby Misperton.

According to Third Energy, the first consultation will identify areas of potential environmental impact for the Environmental Risk Assessment for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This will be followed by wider public consultation on the project, prior to submitting the planning application.

Frack Free Ryedale issued the following press statement in response to the news:

We are shocked to hear that Thrid Energy are applying for permission to frack at Kirkby Misperton, and of course our organisation will do everything we possibly can to prevent this from happening. No amount of bribes to the local council could even begin to compensate for the damage fracking will do to Ryedale and its reputation as a top tourist destination and food producing area.

If Third Energy are really interested in being a ‘good neighbour’, they would withdraw their intention to apply for a fracking licence immediately, so that the people of Ryedale are not subjected to the highly damaging and unavoidable consequences of fracking, such as noise, light and air pollution, a huge increase in HGV traffic, and possible contamination of land and our local water supplies. We urge the whole of Ryedale to come together to fight any application to frack our community.

Local MP Anne McIntosh added: “People really will not look kindly on companies coming into Ryedale with their shaft sinkers and traffic movements to hydraulically frack at depth; potentially impacting upon tourism, leaving a legacy of spoilt landscape and ruining the countryside forever.

You can read more about this story and reaction in the Gazette & Herald, The Yorkshire Post and on the BBC Website.


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