BOW Update – EA Consultation and SCC Planning Meeting

As you may know, the Environment Agency consultation period for Angus Energy Weald No 3 Ltd’s permit application for the Brockham wellsite has been extended and now closes on Thursday, 7th September 2017.  Responses can be submitted online on the EA’s Citizen Space website here:

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/rh3-7au-angus-energy-weald-basin-no3-ltd-permit/

We would like to share our response and invite you to use any part of it to formulate your own comment to the EA. It is available here.

You may also be aware that the County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee will be considering Angus’ recent retrospective planning application for the installation of new buildings, fencing, lighting etc. at its meeting at County Hall, Kingston at 10.30am on Wednesday 13th September.  Comments can be registered up until the date of the meeting. See our blog posts on this application here and here. Members of the public can also register to speak at the meeting.

On a related note, Surrey County Council recently confirmed that they received the Counsel’s opinion, which confirms the view of planning officers that the sidetrack drilled in January is unauthorised.

We would also like to share a brief letter by geologists David Smythe & Stuart Haszeldine published in Nature at the end of last month. It is relevant to Brockham and other well sites located in the UK Weald Basin.

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