Shale gas exploration can yield profits for farming, Reasonable charges can be made for access and storage but there are many active operations that can earn revenues, as well. Materials have to be unloaded and moved, top soil removed, concrete and roads laid. As staff come to site, then B & B, catering, waste recycling, road sweeping and host of services are necessary to keep operations and staff functioning.
If you feel that some guidance on how to handle a relationship and, if there are worried people in the local area, have a look at a series of blogs at www.safeshale.co.uk on how to manage the relationship.
Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd, 15 October 2016