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.
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.
A planning expert told a public inquiry into plans to drill for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey there was no compelling need for the development.
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.
Opponents of drilling near Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are preparing for another round in their long-running fight with Europa Oil and Gas.