**NEWS BRIEFING: Seismic survey plans in North Yorkshire

The fracking industry is approaching farmers and landowners seeking access for seismic surveys.

Fracking companies want access to land to carry out seismic surveys in order to study the geology in an area. Seismic surveys are often a precursor to fracking taking place in the area being surveyed.

We have been informed by some of our members that land agents engaged by INEOS have been approaching landowners around the Malton, Norton areas and out towards the Yorkshire Wolds in North Yorkshire to negotiate access to land for the purpose of carrying out seismic surveys.

We know that some landowners and farmers are refusing to allow access.  You may find our section “Your Rights” helpful, as this relates to access on to land by fracking companies.