Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Extended well tests planned for Horse Hill

Horse Hill Developments Ltd (HHDL) held a public information event today to tell local residents about their plans for further oil flow testing at Horse Hill.

Exhibition panels gave an overview of the plans, and staff from UKOG (which has a 42% stake in HHDL) and consultants specialising in planning, transport, ecology and health and safety were on hand to answer questions (or, in some cases, refuse to).

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Public information event on Horse Hill, 21 July

Horse Hill Developments Ltd, the consortium of companies who operate the Horse Hill drill site near Horley, is holding a public information event.

Where:  Charlwood Parish Hall, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0DS

When: Thursday 21 July, 12 noon to 7.30pm

This is your chance to find out more about their plans for further test drilling at Horse Hill. You can to ask about their short- and long-terms plans for the site and the potential impacts on your property, your health, your environment and your community.

The event runs from 12 noon to 7.30pm. Drop in at any time to talk to HHDL representatives and consultants working for them.

Download the official invitation here

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Application to extract gas in AONB at July planning committee

IGas’s plans to produce gas at Albury in the Surrey Hills and remove it by tanker for 15 years will come before the Surrey County Council Planning Committee on 13 July.

Officers have recommended councillors APPROVE the plans, even though the site is in the Green Belt, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an Area of Great Landscape Value, a Site of Nature Conservation Importance and is ancient woodland to boot. Please write to the Planning Committee members (contact details on the Surrey County Council website) before 13 July.

Read more about it on the Drill or Drop website.

Local people and others are writing to the planning committee to ask them to refuse permission. If you’d like to write, you can see a template letter here – please adapt it to give your own views. And don’t be slow – the committee meeting is this Wednesday, 13 July.

If you want to write to the planning committee members, you will find their contact details here.