Athelhampton Road, Puddletown

Puddletown site location Google Earth

Location of South Western Energy’s proposed oil site (circled). Source: Google Earth and South Western Energy

Last updated 4/4/2022

Key facts

Address: Land next to Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, Dorset DT2 7LJ

Planning application: WD/D/19/002866

Operator: South Western Energy Limited

Licence: PEDL327

Status: Validated application for construction of site compound and a single vertical well for the appraisal and production of oil. First consultation completed but delays because of Covid-19 in collecting information requested by Dorset County Council.


24 March 2022

SWEL withdraws its application but says it will re-submit with additional information requested by Dorset County Council. Details

24 January 2022

New Dorset oil production plans back under consideration. Details

28 January 2021

Agreed extension date

4 March 2020

Decision due on application – but March planning meeting cancelled.

26 February 2020

Environment Agency objects to application over failure to assess risk to water. Details

15 January 2020

Climate and wildlife objections to 25-year Dorset oil production plans. Details

3 December 2019

Application validated

18 November 2019

Application submitted