Midlands Branch

Lancashire Shale Gas Exploration: Drilling Noise and the Planning Process - A presentation by David Hiller, Arup Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm start University of Derby, Lecture Theatre OL2, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby, DE22 1GB


Midlands Branch Evening Meeting
A presentation by David Hiller, Arup
Tuesday 14 November 2017: 18:00 for an 18:30 Start
University of Derby, Lecture Theatre OL2, Kedleston Road Campus,Derby, DE22 1GB


This presentation will describe recent experience of addressing noise issues in relation to a planning application for two proposed shale gas exploration sites in Lancashire that are intended to investigate the viability of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking’.  The presentation will briefly describe the hydraulic fracturing process and then go on to describe the assessment approaches taken. This will include the prediction methods used and modelling undertaken to assess the options for off-site noise mitigation.  The principal noise issue for planning for these two sites was concern about drilling at night and this was the main topic of debate at the planning appeal inquiry, which was held last year. Night time noise relevant to sites of this nature will therefore be discussed in this presentation. Consideration will be given to the predicted night time noise levels and the assessment criteria discussed at the planning appeal inquiry will be described.

Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.  CPD certificates will be provided.  If you have any queries please contact young.youn@arup.com.

As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a local Indian restaurant after the meeting. Please let Young know if you would like to come, so we can book a table.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

Future Events

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14 November 2017   through   7:00 PM
Derby University
Lecture Theatre T008, Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB
United Kingdom

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