An exploratory fracking well-pad. No planning permission needed?

Thank you very much for visiting the Frack Free Ryedale Permitted Development and NSIP Campaign Home Page.

Here you’ll find briefings, guidelines, links and downloadable materials related to the government’s plans to make non-hydraulic exploratory drilling for shale gas Permitted Development, and to make large-scale fracking a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

If you’re not really sure what any of this means, please take a few moments to read our Quick Guide to Permitted Development and NSIP by clicking here.

Another good place to get up to speed is on this post on the Drill or Drop website.

Malton residents take to the streets to protest against plans to fast-track fracking


Please sign this 38 Degrees petition, and then share with friends and family.

Please also sign this Friends of the Earth petition, and you can sign up for webinars and resources from FoE here.

You can find out more details on the campaign being run by 350.org, Friends of the Earth and Fossil Free UK on their Let Communities Decide website.

And for information on the #FrackturedCommunities campaign by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), please click here.

One of many Heavy Goods Vehicles arriving at Preston New Road in Lancashire


Frack Free United have produced a 2-sided A4 leaflet to raise awareness of the threat posed by the government’s plans, which you can download by clicking on the link below.

Permitted development NSIP leaflet 08.08.18

Why not print some out yourself (or send the PDF to the printers) and distribute them to people in your neighbourhood?


One of the most important things you can do is to contact your local elected representatives to voice your concerns over PD/NSIP. For a guide on how to do this, and easy-to-use guidelines on what you can say, please click here.


The government have launched two consultations, one on Permitted Development and one on NSIP. The deadline for both is 11.45 p.m. on October 25th. You can read more about these consultations in this Drill or Drop post.

We will be posting guidelines on how you can respond to these consultations soon, but if you want to have a go at them yourself, click on the links in the previous paragraph. And if you haven’t already done so, please click here to sign up for our newsletters, and as soon as the guidelines are available on our website we’ll let you know.