Stephenson Halliday represented Frack Free Ryedale (FFR) regarding the examination of the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan.

We worked primarily on the hydrocarbons section of the plan, produced written representations on behalf of FFR and attended the examination in public in March 2018. The project aimed to assist FFR in promoting its plan objectives and policies, provide a robust policy framework and achieve policies encompassing national planning policy. We reviewed the joint policy position concerning hydrocarbons and made suggestions where it was considered that policies and the supporting text could be strengthened. We suggested text revisions and promoted strong protection of the environment, public health and residential amenity. During the public examination, our coherent arguments were accepted. The plan was subsequently adopted.