Yorkshire fracking consultation extended

A consultation on an energy company’s plans to frack in North Yorkshire has been extended. Third Energy had submitted a planning application to explore for shale gas at Kirby Misperton, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A consultation on an energy company’s plans to frack in North Yorkshire has been extended.

Third Energy had submitted a planning application to explore for shale gas at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering.

The Environment Agency launched a public consultation last month until 10th July but has decided to extend it until 7th August.

“Environmental permit consultations usually run for four weeks but the Environment Agency has decided to extend the consultation period to allow people more time to read the company’s proposals and submit their comments in response to a request for an extension”, it stated.

The consultation allows local people to raise any environmental concerns they want to be taken into consideration during the permitting process.

Last week Lancashire County Council turned down Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire.