28th January 2018
The Spaunton Estate welcomes the North York Moors National Park Authority’s statement against fracking which can be found here.
Estate’s response to fracking announcement (published 19th January 2018)
In response to the recent newspaper report (Gazette & Herald, 10th January 2018) that INEOS intends to frack for gas underneath the North York Moors National Park, the Spaunton Estate confirmed its position re fracking. Landowner George Winn-Darley stated “Our policy is not to allow the exploitation of gas or oil from or under our land and this includes the Spaunton Quarry site.”
The Spaunton Estate hopes that the Spaunton Quarry site can be used for visitor accommodation with spa and sports facilities, thus preserving the site’s ability to contribute to the local economy.