Two thirds of residents near Doncaster oppose fracking

Members of the Misson Community Action group

Members of the Misson Community Action group

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Two out of three residents living in villages on the Doncaster and Nottinghamshire border are opposed to fracking, a Doncaster community group has claimed.

The Misson Community Action Group this week presented the results of a door to door survey on fracking to Misson Parish council, which found that 71.8 per cent of households were opposed to fracking in or near their village.

A further 19 per cent of people surveyed said they were still undecided, while 3 per cent said they were in favour of fracking.

The door to door survey was conducted during September and October 2014, by local village residents opposed to Fracking, along with help from Bassetlaw Against Fracking, Frack Free South Yorkshire and Frack Free ottinghamshire. The survey recorded the responses from each address within Misson, Misson Springs and Newington.

They were asked the question: ‘Do you want your village and surrounding area to be frack free?’

Of the 284 addresses visited 259 recorded a response.

Robert Neal of the Misson Community Action Group said of the survey findings: “With such a large proportion of our community clearly demonstrating their views against fracking we trust our Parish Council will support us

in our aim of keeping Misson frack free.”

The survey was conducted prior to the announcement of the proposed IGas shale gas exploration site in Misson Springs.