Ryedale District Council opposes fracking at Kirby Misperton site

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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.

It was announced back in November 2014 that Third Energy wanted to frack in North Yorkshire.

Frack Free Ryedale campaigners say they also want to prevent fracking in Northallerton.

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