A hydrogeologist employed by Europa Oil and Gas said the risk of water contamination from a proposed exploratory drilling site in the Surrey Hills was essentially zero.
The public inquiry into plans to drill in the Surrey Hills heard this morning about the estimated volume and value of oil.
The public inquiry into plans by Europa Oil and Gas to drill in the Surrey Hills heard this morning that the proposed exploration site near Leith Hill could later be used for production.
A planning inquiry over oil drilling in the Surrey Hills – described as a “David versus Goliath battle” – reaches the half-way stage when it resumes tomorrow morning (Tuesday April 28th 2015).
“It would be difficult to find a more unsuitable and inappropriate site for such a development”, Surrey oil drilling inquiry hears.
Local residents and politicians lined up to object to plans for exploratory oil drilling in the Surrey Hills near Leith Hill this morning. They were giving evidence on the third day of a public inquiry into proposals by Europa Oil for an oil well at Bury Hill Woods, […]
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.
It would take 25 years to restore an exploratory oil site in the Surrey Hills after it was abandoned, 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.