Industry welcomes Planning Officer recommendation on Kirby Misperton
13 May 2016
UKOOG, the onshore oil and gas industry body, welcomes the positive recommendation to Third Energy's application from the Planning Officer for consent to hydraulically fracture its well at Kirby Misperton.
Ken Cronin, chief executive of UKOOG, said today:
"It is good news that the North Yorkshire County Council Planning Officer is recommending that the planning application at Kirby Misperton is approved, reflecting the hard work NYCC officers and Third Energy have done to address concerns that have been raised following extensive consultations. We will look forward to the Council's decision on that application, in due course."
"This recommendation should not be seen by anyone as a surprise, considering the well at Kirby Misperton has already been approved by the council, Health and Safety Executive and an independent well examiner and subsequently drilled. The further application for the hydraulic fractures has also received approval by the Environment Agency with the issue of relevant Permits."
UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and storage. The organisation's objectives are to enhance the profile of the onshore industry, promote better and more open dialogue with key stakeholders, deliver industry wide initiatives and programmes and to ensure standards in safety, the environment and operations are maintained to the highest possible level. Membership is open to all companies active in the onshore industry including those involved in the supply chain. www.ukoog.org.uk