The legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s 2019 decision to allow 20 years of drilling at Horse Hill was heard in the Appeal Court on 16-17 November.
Lawyers on both sides argued their cases, and the judges listened attentively. They will now deliberate, and we do not expect to hear the outcome for several weeks, or possibly longer.
Thank you everyone who was part of this, it has been a huge team effort, and funded by hundreds of people.”
Read more about the Appeal:
UK government to defend council’s controversial decision in court
9am, campaigners with placards will gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand to mark their opposition to oil drilling at Horse Hill
A woman who opposes Surrey County Council’s decision to allow oil drilling in greenbelt countryside, near Gatwick airport, is taking her legal battle to the Court of Appeal today.
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The Court of Appeal will hear a legal challenge on
Tuesday 16 November 2021 to Surrey County Council’s controversial decision to grant planning permission for 20 years oil production at Horse Hill, in greenbelt countryside in Surrey.
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On 6 November, halfway through the COP26 Climate Summit, 150 people joined a rally at Horse Hill organised by the Horse Hill Protection Group.
March for Climate Justice © Denise Laura Baker
Chloe Pearce speaks at Horse Hill © Denise Laura Baker
Banner at Horse Hill © Denise Laura Baker
Campaigners at Horse Hill © Denise Laura Baker
March at Horse Hill © Denise Laura Baker
Dave Timms at Horse Hill rally. © Denise Laura Baker
Continue reading “Campaigners demand Climate Justice at Horse Hill oil site”
The legal campaign to stop oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey is one of four cases that Friends of the Earth has highlighted as threatening the UK’s climate reputation. Another of the four is the UK providing $1.15 billion in funding for liquid gas drilling in Mozambique, fuelling human rights abuses.
Mozambican campaigner Kete Fumo sent a message of solidarity with those fighting the Horse Hill case – and called on UK citizens to support and publicise their fight. Her message was broadcast at the Horse Hill Climate Justice Rally on 6 November:
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Press release from Horse Hill Protection Group
Demonstrators will join thousands across the world at a rally at the Horse Hill drill site on 6 November 2021 as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. 
Continue reading “Climate Justice Rally at Horse Hill, Saturday 6 November”