Leith Hill Action Group – Announcement
Stop the Leith Hill oil drilling!
It is with great regret that we must inform our thousands of supporters that the Inspector found in favour of Europa Oil and Gas's appeal. This means that planning permission has been granted to drill in this land that is within both the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Green Belt as well as being so difficult to access.
The Inspector's decision letter can be found by following this link
We are naturally disappointed at the decision which has been announced. We now look to Surrey County Council to ensure that, if the development proceeds, the Conditions attached to the consent are monitored and enforced so as to minimise the adverse impact on the Surrey Hills AONB and to protect the safety of all road users and residents affected.
We are grateful to every one of the individuals and organisations that have supported us over the last six and a half years and allowed us to be legally represented at both Public Inquiries and in the Courts. In particular we must thank Mole Valley District Council and the Lush Foundation.
Yours with thanks for following us this far
The Leith Hill Action Group