Fracking firms challenge buffer zone policy

Inoes, Cuadrilla and IGas have challenged a North Yorkshire council’s fracking policy, arguing it is inconsistent with national planning policy

Cuadrilla Resources' Preston New Road fracking site
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site has not resumed fracking since late last year

Inoes, Cuadrilla and IGas have challenged a North Yorkshire council’s fracking policy, arguing it is inconsistent with national planning policy.

North Yorkshire Council, the City of York Council and the North Yorks Moors National Park’s adopted minerals and waste plan includes the requirement for fracking firms to leave a 500m buffer zone between shale gas sites and homes in order to reduce noise and light pollution impacts.

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