Plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight are open for another round of consultations with a deadline of February 12th. Please read the material and get in your objection before the deadline.
The consultation covers traffic and site issues, plus ecology, health and water issues. Don’t Drill the Wight has detailed briefings you can use and then personalise your objection.
All the information you need to find the consultation online are on the Don’t Drill the Wight homepage.
This is likely to be the last chance to get in objections before the Planning meeting which will decide the application, so don’t delay. You can object again if you’ve written before based on the new information. The Isle of Wight’s highways body which previously had objected, has now accepted the revised traffic plans, subject to nine conditions.
It’s also a good time to sign this petition objecting to the proposals if you haven’t already.
UK Oil and Gas is applying for permission for a 3 year exploratory drill with one borehole and one sidetrack at Arreton. If you’ve been involved with any of the Weald campaigns you’re already familiar with the issues raised here – it’s part of UKOG’s roll out plan for the Weald, so let’s stop it in its tracks.