The inspector at a public inquiry into plans to drill for oil in the Surrey Hills said this afternoon he was not confident the management of traffic to the site would work.
Seven-year-old scheme for Surrey exploratory oil well can’t estimate total lorry movements – inquiry hears
A traffic management consultant, working for Europa Oil and Gas, could not give an estimate for the total number of heavy goods vehicle generated by a proposed exploratory drilling site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Campaigners opposed to drilling in the Surrey Hills said the chance of finding oil at a site near Leith Hill was small and any oil that was recovered was likely to be nationally insignificant.
The area around Leith Hill, where an oil company wants to drill, is the jewel in the crown of the Surrey Hills and deserves the highest protection, a public inquiry heard this afternoon.
The latest stage in a seven year planning battle over oil drilling in the Surrey Hills is due to get underway this morning.