Monthly Archives: August 2019

Oil licence extension farce for Leith Hill site

UK Oil and Gas, which took over the licence covering the controversial Leith Hill oil site (1), has gained a two year extension until 2022 – despite no work having been carried out since 2004.

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Say no to massive expansion of drilling at Horse Hill

Horse Hill, near Horley, could be the UK’s second largest onshore oil site.

A company called Horse Hill Developments Ltd is testing oil flows and has applied for planning permission for five new wells, one to dispose of contaminated waste water.

They say they could produce more than 500 tonnes of oil a day. For 25 years. 

Surrey County Council’s Planning Committee is due to decide on permission on 11 September.

If you think turning Horse Hill into an oilfield is a bad idea, you can post your objection on the Council website, or email Make sure to include the reference number SCC 2018/0152 and your name and address

View the plans and have your say here:


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