UKOOG welcomes Kirby Misperton Planning Decision
23 May 2016
UKOOG notes and welcomes the decision by the planning committee of North Yorkshire County Council to approve the hydraulic fracture of Third Energy's Kirby Misperton well.
This corroborates the positive planning recommendation made by the Planning Officer, the approval of all Environmental permits by the Environment Agency and the fact that the well has already been approved by the local council, an independent well examiner and the Health and Safety Executive and subsequently drilled successfully without impact to the environment or the local community.
Ken Cronin said:
"UKOOG welcomes the decision that has been taken today by North Yorkshire County Council, which helps to dispel many of the misleading claims that have been made about this application, as well as the process of hydraulic fracturing more generally. We look forward to Third Energy being able to conduct a test to see how much gas is under this area of North Yorkshire to power and heat homes and businesses."
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