Monthly Archives: October 2016

Legal Observer Training: 26 November 2016

Green and Black Cross and the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) are offering free legal observer training top activists from  across South East England.

The free half-day training event takes place in Horsham on Saturday 26 November.

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Please object to new proposals for Leith Hill

Europa Oil and Gas has applied for planning permission for a double line of security fencing and facilities for guards at its oil exploration site near Leith Hill.

The company’s proposals to drill and test for oil at the site were approved by a Planning Inspector last year, following a lengthy planning dispute.

The company now says it needs extra security to protect the site from protesters. It says Without adequate security arrangements protestor activity could potentially introduce delays to the allocated 18-week timescale to undertake the required exploratory works at the Site and could also create safety issues.”

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Petition against oil drilling in Surrey heard at County Hall

On Monday morning, 10 October, concerned Surrey residents gathered at County Hall, Kingston, to attend a petition hearing, calling for a stop of all unconventional and invasive drilling in Surrey.

Mr John Nolan, founder of the campaigning group ‘SURREY AGAINST FRACKING’ submitted the petition which had been handed in along with substantive additional material about the proven dangers of unconventional drilling to the environment and people’s health in the UK. In total over 60 pages of evidence had been submitted individually to councillors and all MPs in Surrey.

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Horse Hill planning application due on 14 October

planningnoticeHorse Hill Developments Ltd expects to submit the planning application for the next stage of drilling at Horse Hill on 14 October, according to notices which have appeared at the site.

This will be for further flow testing of the existing borehole and the drilling of a horizontal sidetrack well; drilling and flow testing of a second borehole; fencing, gates, and modifications to the internal access road; and installation of plant, building and equipment.

Horse Hill Developments Ltd held a public information event in July to tell local residents about their plans for further oil flow testing at Horse Hill. Read more about what they said here: