Letter: Council must defend region from fracking

What will happen to the area in the eventuality if fracking comes?
What will happen to the area in the eventuality if fracking comes?

I read that Councillor Parnaby is enthusing about the Tour De Yorkshire and the benefits it will for the East Riding and its economy in the future.

He claims to be a very proud Yorkshireman so I would like to ask him what will happen to the area in the eventuality if fracking comes to the area as central government intends it should? If so what will he do to defend of which he is so proud?

I don’t think cyclists will be so keen to come if they are cycling past fracking sites dotted around the landscape and are threatened by HGVs.

Nor do I think spectators will be so keen to line the roads near the sights, smell and sounds of fracking sites.

Nor will the area attract tourists so what will be the future for the area’s economy particularly after a site is abandoned and its maintenance becomes the responsibility of ERYC ratepayers?

William the Conqueror harried the North in the 11th century. Will Quadrilla backed by the government do the same in the 21st century?

Roger Bruton

Broadmanor, Pocklington