Fracking Information

FOI ID: 
3983
FOI Date: 
Friday, 14 August 2015

How many applications for the extraction of shale gas or oil (“fracking”) did the council receive during -

(a) 2013?

(b) 2014?

(c) so far in 2015?

(d) Please provide the names of the companies or organisations that made these applications? Please also provide me with the details of the application and the geographic location of the application within the local authority area.

(e) Have any of the above applications been approved? Please indicate which ones and when approval was given?

2: (a) What discussions has the council held with companies regarding shale gas or oil extraction (fracking)?

Please give the names of the companies or organisations concerned, the geographic location which these discussions relate to, and detail when these discussions took place and who represented the council during these discussions.

(b) Can you also provide me with any correspondence between the council and these companies and organisations relating to shale gas or oil extraction (fracking) - including emails. I understand that some of this information may be redacted for commercial reasons.

 

RESPONSE

Scarborough Borough Council has received no planning applications for the extraction of shale or gas. In any event, such applications would not be submitted to this Council, and would fall under the remit of North Yorkshire County Council.