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August 2022 update from Surrey’s fossil fuel sites

Horse Hill: heading to the Supreme Court

Campaigners from the Weald Action Group and Friends of the Earth at the court, 17 February 2022

The legal challenge over Horse Hill is going to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK.

The Law Lords will hear the case brought by campaigner Sarah Finch, who is fighting the planning permission for new oil wells and 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill.

Sarah Finch’s judicial review claim was rejected by the High Court in 2020 and judges in the Court of Appeal were divided over the claim, with one judge supporting Sarah’s appeal and two others disagreeing.

The Supreme Court will now make a landmark ruling about whether councils must factor in the long term climate impact when considering applications for fossil fuel production sites.

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