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Trafford Council approve Igas CBM planning application – ‘fracking’s evil twin’ | SalfordStar

Davyhulme Community Protection Camp

TRAFFORD COUNCIL ACCUSED OF ‘SERIOUS DERELICTION OF DUTY TO LOCAL RESIDENTS’

Tonight, Trafford Council approved an IGas planning application to drill for Coal Bed Methane, seen as the `evil twin of fracking’, right next to the Trafford Centre. The application was given the go-ahead despite concerns which Friends of the Earth stated would be a “serious dereliction of duty to local residents“.

Salford anti-fracking campaigner, John Catterall, added “We’ve just got to keep fighting and fighting, and if it means occupying the land again then that’s what we will do…”

Despite serious concerns by green groups, including Friends of the Earth and the Breathe Clean Air Group, Trafford Council tonight approved an application by fracking firm IGas to drill for Coal Bed Methane on a site in Davyhulme by the M60 motorway and almost next to the Trafford Centre.

Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is gas which is trapped in coal layers, and to extract it  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, but is called the ‘evil twin of fracking’, because it often does.

Before tonight’s meeting, Friends of the Earth wrote to the Council setting out serious flaws in the Council planning officers’ recommendation for approval, re-iterated at tonight’s meeting, including health and safety, groundwater, climate change and air quality concerns, and the lack of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

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BEZ HANDS TOXIC DAVYHULME COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP BACK TO PEEL HOLDINGS | Salford Star

Bez and protectors at toxic Davyhulme site

DAVYHULME ANTI-FRACKING CAMP TOO TOXIC FOR PEOPLE

Last night, Bez joined around fifty anti-fracking protectors to dramatically hand back to owners Peel Holdings land near the Trafford Centre that has been occupied for the last few weeks.

“The air pollution is so bad that everyone’s become ill so people have got to leave and we recommend that people stay away” Bez told the Salford Star “The people using the Trafford Centre’s sports facilities should be warned about the consequences of being in the area for too long – we need it investigating…”

It was only a couple of weeks ago that protectors created a new anti-fracking camp in the shadow of the Trafford Centre, underneath Barton Bridge in Davyhulme. In the days that followed Peel Holdings, which owns the land, and United Utilities, which leases the land from them, have been to court to win a possession order, and over the past few days protectors have been heavily fortifying the Camp to fend off eviction teams.

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