Leith Hill and Horse Hill applications to be decided this week

On Wednesday, 18 October, Surrey County Council’s Planning & Regulatory Committee will be deciding on drilling and related activities at Horse Hill and Leith Hill.

Come to County Hall on 18 Oct to show your opposition to oil drilling in our area.  Meet at 10.15am by the Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DN  See the Facebook event here

What’s on the agenda: Horse Hill

The Committee will decide whether to allow a further three years of oil drilling and related activity at Horse Hill. Horse Hill Developments Ltd applied back in November 2016 and the decision has been repeatedly postponed while the planners asked for more information about their plans.
Read more about the the plans for Horse Hill

The Environment Agency has already granted the variation to HHDL’s environment permit to allow the works.

What’s on the agenda: Leith Hill

The Traffic Management Scheme and Security Fencing applications for Leith Hill are being decided on Wednesday

The Planning & Regulatory Committee voted in August not to approve the Traffic Management Scheme – Europa has resubmitted the Scheme, with virtually no changes. Meanwhile planning officers have decided that the fencing applications that extend the boundary of the drill site count as completely separate planning applications to the main drill application and thus magically do not extend the boundary at all.

Leith Hill Action Group is asking residents to write expressing your outrage to the Surrey planners and committee chair – even if you’ve already done so, please write again. The relevant email addresses and more details are on the Leith Hill Action Group website.

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