A MEETING which was suspended after anti-frackers staged a protest has been rearranged.

North Yorkshire County Council’s Ryedale Area Committee was abandoned on November 15, but will now take place on Monday, December 11 at the Ryedale District Council offices, Ryedale House, in Malton from 10.30am.

The first meeting was suspended when campaigners protested after a question they wanted to ask was ruled to have been submitted after the deadline.

Cllr David Chance, executive member for Committee Services, said: “This meeting has now been rearranged and adequate time has been given to ensure that all the written questions that were submitted to the committee, which are important issues for the community, can now be considered fully at the meeting. “The area committee received a number of questions from the public to be put to the 15 November meeting, but some of them had arrived after the deadline and were therefore too late to be heard.”