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Controversial North Yorkshire fracking plans submitted to County Council

A controversial application to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire has been submitted to the North Yorkshire County Council.

Plans to frack near Kirby Misperton are being submitted today Credit: Press Association

The firm behind the plans, Third Energy, wants to frack at a site just outside the village of Kirby Misperton, North of Malton. Residents fear the proposals will destroy their village, and lead to fracking being allowed across the county, however, Third Energy say local people have nothing to fear about their plans.