Planning Permission for another well

Rathlin Energy has obtained planning permission from East Riding of Yorkshire Council for another well at West Newton in Holderness.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Planning Committee met last week (4 June 2015) to decide on a new Oil & Gas Exploration Well site – West Newton B.

This is Rathlin Energy’s 3rd well site in the region, after West Newton (a mile from West Newton B) and Crawberry Hill near Walkington.

The planning officer had recommended approval, and the councillors voted unanimously to grant it, despite 160 objections.

Ultimately climate change is threatening every aspect of our lives and the things we love, and the majority of fossil fuels need to stay in the ground.

Drill or Drop has an excellent full report of the meeting here.

For more information on the local campaign against Fracking see

HEY Frack Off website

East Yorkshire Protectors / Frack Free East Yorkshire

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