Ryedale District Council has voted against a plan to allow fracking at a site in North Yorkshire.
Third Energy applied for permission to extract shale gas from a site in Kirby Misperton, just north of Malton.
Seven district councillors objected to the proposal at a meeting tonight. The final decision will be taken by North Yorkshire County Council in a few weeks time.
Friends of the Earth’s Yorkshire Campaigner, Simon Bowens, described it as 'great news' for the people of Ryedale.