Campaigners said this morning that a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration in Surrey had been cleared by bailiffs.
The camp, established on 18 October 2021 , was on farmland near Dunsfold at the centre of a planning dispute between villagers and UK Oil & Gas plc (UKOG).
Campaigners reported the eviction at about 8.30am and said the camp had been cleared by about 10am.
Bailiffs had a document issued by the High Court on 27 October 2021 on behalf of the landowner, Ashley Ward. He spoke in favour of UKOG’s drilling plans at a meeting of Surrey County Council a year ago.
The company twice failed to get planning permission for its exploration proposals last year. A nine-day public inquiry closed in August 2021 and a decision is still awaited.