In May of this year, North Yorkshire County Council approved an application to frack in Ryedale. In their planning report they stated that “the development as proposed would be undertaken within an area known to be devoid of bats.”
Along with local residents’ group, Frack Free Ryedale, we have applied today to the High Court for a judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow fracking near the North Yorks Moors National Park.
Campaigners from Lancashire joined Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace to deliver a 186,000-strong petition to Downing Street today.
North Yorkshire County Council have today granted permission for fracking in Ryedale. Simon Bowens, Yorkshire and Humber campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said: “This is an absolute travesty of a decision but the battle is very far from over.
Ministers must listen to opposition to fracking, rather than try and force it on the public, Friends of the Earth said today, as a new Government survey revealed that more people continue to oppose fracking than support it.