WAG objects to environmental permit variation for Horse Hill

The Weald Action Group has submitted a response to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the application by Horse Hill Developments Ltd to vary the environmental permit for their Horse Hill well site at Horse Hill, near Horley in Surrey.

In summary, we do not agree with the Environment Agency’s draft decision for the following reasons:

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Oil company now seeking permit to flare up to 10 tonnes of gas per day at Horse Hill

– despite telling planning decision-makers the gas would be used to generate electricity

Horse Hill Developments Ltd (HHDL) has sought permission to flare up to ten tonnes of gas per day at its controversial Horse Hill oil site in Surrey. 

Theoretically this means up to 3,650 tonnes of gas each year – or enough to heat up to 3,500 homes – could be simply burned, with the energy potentially wasted. [1]

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UKOG abandons plans to explore for oil on the Isle of Wight

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploration near the village of Arreton on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Council unanimously refused the application in October 2021. This followed years of dedicated campaigning by Don’t Drill the Wight, a non- party political group of like-minded individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, professions and political affiliations, who are opposed to the development of new onshore exploration and extraction sites for oil and gas.

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Invitation to knowledge-sharing event on methane

It’s not just cows! The oil and gas industry is a major source of methane.

The South East Climate Alliance invites you to an online meeting about methane.

Guest speakers include SECA members Danny Lee (Petersfield Climate Action Network) and Emily Mott (Weald Action Group) as well as James Turitto (Clean Air Task Force). The session will be facilitated by Jill Sutcliffe.

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