Fracking Potential: North West
Just recently, the Website Team has been asked to put up some news on fracking in the North West. The request has come from several people and possibly results from the recent decision by North Yorkshire County Council planning committee, which voted seven to four in favour of an application by UK firm Third Energy to frack for shale gas near the village of Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.
The application was the first to be approved in the UK since 2011, when tests on the Fylde coast, Lancashire, were found to have been a probable cause of minor earthquakes in the area.
For the full story, click here
Kirby Misperton is in a much more rural part of the country than is Chelford and that may have caused local concerns. We have been asked to put up a brief explanation of fracking and a map of the North West showing the geology of our area with regard to gas bearing strata.
Fortunately, the good old British Geological Survey can help out on the 'what' question. Click here for all the information.
As to the 'where', here's a good article from the BBC and a map showing the areas of potential and some information on fracking licences. Click here
If you have any views you'd like to air on any of these issues, please contact us here
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