North West Branch

"Lancashire Shale Gas Exploration: Drilling Noise and the Planning Process" - A Presentation by David Hiller of Arup Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm start Salford University, Chapman Theatre 4, University Road, Salford, M5 4WT


North West Branch Evening Meeting
“Lancashire Shale Gas Exploration: Drilling Noise and the Planning Process”
Presented by David Hiller, Arup
Tuesday 23 January 2018 - 18:00 for 18:30 start
Salford University, Chapman Theatre 4, University Road, Salford, M5 4WT


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.

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Members are invited to go to The Old Pint Pot after the meeting for an informal social.

Getting here:

By Train: Salford Crescent station is located on the campus between Peel Park and Allerton.

By Bus: From Manchester City Centre to The Crescent: 8, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, 38, X61, 67, 100

By Car: The Peel Park Campus is situated on the A6, and has the postcode M5 4WT.

If you need to travel by car, please be aware that car parking on campus is limited and will incur a charge, due to it being a pay and display parking. This is at the Irwell Place Car Park off the Crescent (M5 4PE), however spaces are limited.

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23 January 2018   through   7:59 PM
The University of Salford
Chapman Theatre 4
University Road
Salford, M5 4WT

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