Ryedale District Council

Ecology and geology

Working in partnership with other local organisations to support the conservation and enhancement of the wildlife and natural environment of the local area.


FrackingFracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It is a technique for extracting gas or oil trapped between layers of rock deep beneath the earth's surface by forcing the layers open using water under high pressure.

Two reports are available below. One from Public Health England (Review of the Potential Public Health Impacts of Exposures to Chemical and Radioactive Pollutants as a Result of the Shale Gas Extraction Process) and the other from Public Health England (PHE Review shale gas extraction process).

These have been made available following a request from Members and the Parish Liaison meetings, that the Ryedale public be kept informed on the matter of fracking.

Please note that this is an information page only and does not reflect the position of the Council, who would be a statutory consultee in respect of any minerals applications, or a consultee on the minerals and waste local plan.

Link to the Compendium of Scientific, Medical and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (unconventional oil and gas extraction) produced by Concerned Health Professionals of NY.

The matter will be kept under review and any further information will be added to this page as appropriate.

North Yorkshire County Council

NYCCNorth Yorkshire County Council's Ecology Service provides an objective approach to nature conservation in North Yorkshire. Ecological advice is given to the planning system, including advice on developments, mineral applications, bats and bridges and Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).

For further information visit the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Fracking Parish Liaison Meeting - Wednesday 22 October 2014 

As part of the recent Parish Liaison Meeting, a presentation was made by Vicky Perkin, Head of Planning Services at North Yorkshire County Council on Fracking. Please find this presentation available to download and view as a PDF (3.017MB) below.

Unpacking Fracking - 4 February 2015

A public meeting to learn more about fracking was held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday, 4 February 2015.

The meeting was recorded to enable people who were unable to attend the event the opportunity to hear the discussion, both the audio and video are attached below.

Please note: the audio recording is in two separate files. There is a small break in the recordings where the CDs were changed.




Please note: the audio recording is in two separate files. There is a small break in the recordings where the CDs were changed.

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