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Local community

We have been working very closely with the community of Kirby Misperton. We understand that protest activity connected to hydraulic fracturing is likely to have an impact on the local community, and we’d like to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to reduce that impact.

Local neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs will continue to be active in the area, discussing our role and addressing any concerns. Find out how to contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Public services

We will be working with North Yorkshire County Council and Ryedale District Council to ensure we keep the local community in Kirby Misperton updated and address their concerns.

The county council will work with us to make sure local people can go about their daily lives safely and without disruption and that both they and other agencies can continue to deliver their services. They have been working hard to ensure their services continue to be delivered to local communities, such as school bus services and home care services, and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.

Traffic and roads

You can read the traffic management plan on North Yorkshire County Council’s Kirby Misperton fracking operations page.

At times we may position police vehicles in the road outside the hydraulic fracturing site (in the area shown below). This is for the safety of protestors and police officers when we are moving people who are causing an obstruction.

Contact the regulators

Visit our Contact the regulators page for useful contact details for any queries about regulation.

National guidance

For background information on the Government policy position on shale gas and other unconventional hydrocarbons in the UK, visit the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Guidance on fracking: developing shale gas in the UK page.