DAVYHULME DRILLING APPLICATION TO BE DECIDED ON THURSDAY
Trafford Councillors (Planning Committee) are to decide if they will grant planning permission for the Davyhulme Coal-Bed Methane (CBM) Drilling Application.
Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is gas which is trapped in coal layers. To extract CBM, the coal seam must be depressurised by drilling vertically and then horizontally, whilst pumping out vast quantities of water from the coal layers. As the pressure is released, the gas starts to flow. CBM extraction does not always involve fracking, however it is referred to as the evil twin of fracking, because it often does.
Trafford Council’s recent Air Pollution Report shows that many residential roads and schools in Davyhulme and Urmston are already breaching EEC (legal) limits. Granting planning permission for more polluting processes is making an already illegal problem even worse. We should be working to improve local air quality, not causing more toxic air pollution!
The chosen site is on the Davyhulme side of the M60 Motorway and next to the Davyhulme Waste Water Treatment Works. Drilling is planned to take place directly under the BREP Site. Is this safe?
Trafford Planning Officers have recommend that the committee GRANT the application, however that doesn’t mean the application will go ahead. It is now down to the Planning Committee to put their views forward and they have the ability to reject the application.
To view the agenda item for this application, click here.
Thursday 8th October
Trafford Town Hall, M32 0TH
We need your support at Planning Committee on Thursday, to show the strength of opposition to this application!
See you all there!