Denise Wordsworth commented on Waverley Web – we decided to share it.
There are many MP’s on this debate on the 2nd reading of the Levelling Up Bill.
For anyone interested…https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2022-06-08a.821.0&s=speaker%3A25827#g874.1
Having read many of these – This one seemed pertinent to your piece (WW) on the UK (Loxley) Oil & Gas The Government blocks shale gas schemes elsewhere – but backs exploration in Dunsfold
Margaret Greenwood Labour, Wirral West 4:13 pm, 8th June 2022
There can be no levelling up for all generations if the Government repeatedly fail to act on the climate crisis. They should ban fracking and underground coal gasification once and for all. Instead, they have commissioned the British Geological Survey to advise on the latest scientific evidence around shale gas extraction.
We do not need a review to know that fracking is not the answer to our energy needs. Exploring the extraction of fossil fuels is an absurd and irresponsible response to the climate crisis. As Greenpeace UK said,
the Government should stop pandering to fracking obsessives who aren’t up to speed with the realities of 21st century energy”.
The Better Planning Coalition, a group of 27 organisations across the housing, planning, environmental, transport and heritage sectors, said that,
“The current proposals for new Environmental Outcome Reports give far too much leeway to Ministers to amend and replace vital aspects of environmental law. The coalition is concerned that those
powers could be used to weaken essential safeguards for nature”. It believes:
Any new environmental assessment system should be set out in primary legislation, not in secondary…and clearly deliver for nature, climate, cultural heritage and landscape.”
As ever with the Tory Government – We shall see if it is all just Hot Air!!
Latest comment from Waverley Leader Paul Follows:
This latest decision reaffirms that Surrey needs a new politics: local democracy, accountability and an end to being governed by vested interests and the politicians controlled by them.
Waverley Web FACT CHECK on Haslemere Fact Check. Waverley did not lose the appeal – Tory-controlled SCC lost the appeal.
As for the criticism of the appeal process on the Haslemere ‘Tory’ Fact Check!
Get your facts right for a change and stop misleading the public.
Tory-controlled Surrey County Council defended the appeal. An appeal was lodged by UKOG. A defence rightly supported by all the local parish councils and Waverley and MP Jeremy Hunt in a bid to protect the eastern villages which are under siege above and under the ground. Haslemere, however, appears determined to resist the development of any kind.