What is Frack Free Strensall?

Frack Free Strensall is a group set up by local people to oppose the threat of fracking or any other type of unconventional gas extraction, primarily in the Strensall area. We will also share information and support our close neighbours in other areas where fracking is possible, and we are now part of the larger Frack Free York & Villages group.

Strensall is facing a real threat of fracking - it is part of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence area 283 (PEDL283), which was awarded to INEOS. Most of Strensall is at the southern end of PEDL283, the full licence area stretching from Farlington across to Burythorpe, and up to Castle Howard.

The southern end of Strensall is in PEDL282, which includes Haxby, Earswick, Huntington, and the eastern side of York, out to Stamford Bridge. It is also owned by INEOS.

PEDL146 covering Wigginton is owned 75% by IGAS and 25% by INEOS.

What can I do to help?

In short - do whatever you feel you are able to. Check the News&Updates page to see what is going on at the moment. Sending emails, writing letters, displaying a poster, or just talking to people you know, everything helps. Keep up to date with the campaign here, at the monthly meetings (third Wednesday of the month at Strensall Village Hall, 7pm) or on our Frack Free Strensall Facebook page. If you want to find out more, please get in touch with us.