Angus Energy has said the Oil & Gas Authority has approved its application to operate the Balcombe exploration licence, taking over from Cuadrilla.
Surrey County Council has confirmed that Angus Energy submitted a planning application today for its oil site at Brockham near Dorking.
Drilling of a production well at the Lidsey oil site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex has begun, according to a statement from the operator, Angus Energy.
Operators of two oil sites in West Sussex are seeking new permissions from regulators.
Surrey County Council and Angus Energy are standing firm in their conflicting positions in a long-running dispute over the Brockham oil site near Dorking.
For the first time, there appears to be a concerted campaign by investors in an oil company to support planning proposals for exploration.
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