Regulations covering oil and gas developments are confusing and misleading and there are discrepancies between different agencies, a senior Surrey planner has said.
Correspondence seen by DrillOrDrop shows that the planning application submitted by Angus Energy for its Brockham oil site late last year has been found to be invalid by Surrey County Council.
Angus Energy announced this morning it would be producing oil from four wells in the Weald in southern England in the first three months of this year.
Surrey County Council has confirmed that Angus Energy submitted a planning application today for its oil site at Brockham near Dorking.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has criticised Angus Energy over its operation at Brockham near Dorking.
Angus Energy announced in the past hour that it had received approval from the Oil & Gas Authority allowing it to produce oil from a side-track well drilled earlier this year.
The oil company, Angus Energy, faced criticism this morning from county councillors in Surrey over its operations at the Brockham oil site near Dorking.