Two chances to stand up against oil drilling in Surrey

Next week offers two ways to show your opposition to oil drilling in our countryside, and to support local campaigners


Monday 20 March Support people arrested at Brockham

The people arrested while protesting peacefully against oil drilling at Brockham will be tried at Redhill magistrates court on Monday 20 March.

Please come along for 9.15am, to show support and demonstrate the strength of public opinion on this issue.

The court is at Hatchlands Road, Redhill, RH1 6DH,  between Reigate and Redhill on the A25.


Wednesday 22 March: UPDATE! 

The fencing application has been deferred as the Secretary of State has requested an Environmental Impact Assessment. A big win for campaigners Leith Hill Action Group

Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee will be considering an application for a two-metre high fence and other buildings at Leith Hill, to last the 18 week period of the development, on Wednesday, 22 March.

The County Council planners have judged that this application does not need an Environmental Impact Assessment. Campaigners believe this is against national planning policy and have called for an EIA to be required. Read more on the Leith Hill Action Group website.

The Landscape and Restoration Plan is still going to the planning committee this week.

People from Leith Hill Action Group and A Voice for Leith Hill will be speaking and it would be great to have a crowd along to show the level of public interest and support for having an Environmental Impact Assessment of the fence application.

The meeting is at 10.30am at County Hall, Kingston – details here.

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