Monthly Archives: January 2019

Film screenings: The Bentley Effect

As the oil drillers ramp up their aspirations to turn Horse Hill in Surrey into the second largest oil production site in the UK, get some inspiration from the fight against fracking in Australia.

This powerful documentary tells the tale of a community that stood together – and saw off the gas industry.

Come and see it at one of two screenings:

Friday 1 February, 6.30pm, at Hookwood Memorial Hall
Withey Meadows, Horley RH6 0AZ

This screening is hosted by Keith Taylor MEP, who will take questions at a short Q&A session after the screening.

It’s free, but all places must be pre-booked. Find out more and book your place

Monday 18 February, 6.30pm, at Newdigate Village Hall 
Kingsland, Newdigate, RH5 5DB

Also free – just turn up.Come and see it at one of two upcoming screenings:




Horse Hill expansion – time to object

Horse Hill Developments Ltd is currently testing oil flows from its two wells at Horse Hill. Now they want to add four new production wells and a well to dispose of contaminated waste water. The planning application is for 25 years.

They say they could produce more than 500 tonnes of oil a day. If achieved, this would make Horse Hill the UK’s second largest onshore oil producing site and UKOG (the parent company) the third largest onshore oil company in the UK (if you believe their claims).

This would fund further oil exploration across the Weald and the Isle of Wight.

Please object to the plans before the deadline of February 18th (although the County Council will consider objections up to the time of the planning meeting).



You can view the planning application – and object – on the Surrey County Council website.

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Plans for five more wells at Horse Hill

Horse Hill Developments Ltd have submitted their planning application for the drilling of five new wells (one for water reinjection) and other infrastructure to enable the production of oil from six wells for a period of 25 years.

Read a summary of the plans on Drill or Drop

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