The David & Goliath type fight is on to reverse the decision for UKOG to drill at Dunsfold.

Please ignore our previous post on this extremely confusing action. 

Mea Culpa.

Protect Dunsfold LIMITED the RESIDENT’s group is seeking permission for statutory review supported by the Good Law Project.

Waverley Borough Council has also brought an action seeking a statutory review

And although it is the minerals authority and it was a SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL which was overridden, SCC hasn’t done anything and is leaving it all to others…..

The agricultural land in Dunsfold has been farmed by the same family for years but was bought recently by former Alfold resident Ashley Ward who is determined to get the cash registers ringing despite massive opposition from local people.

Fundraising through the ‘Good Law Project’ has already surpassed its £30,000 original goal and is now heading for more…

 

As a nature reserve in Waverley burns CrowdJustice puts its weight behind – ‘ Stop drilling in Dunsfold.’

 

Dear Waverley Web

There has never been a more important time to do everything we can to protect the environment and preserve our precious local green spaces. We’re taking action now in Surrey.

We’re supporting a new legal case brought by a Surrey-based community group called Protect Dunsfold. Together, we’re challenging the Government’s decision to grant UK Oil and Gas permission to start exploratory drilling for hydrocarbons near Dunsfold village in Waverley.

We’re fighting to protect an important green space on the edge of Surrey Hills, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that our families have enjoyed for generations, from a drilling project that could cause severe damage, and could open the door to future projects that will add to the UK’s carbon footprint.

We are proud to stand side-by-side with Protect Dunsfold. We have committed to funding this case and paying all of Protect Dunsfold’s legal costs. If you are able to, please consider donating to crowdfunding to support this case.

Our challenge centres on a decision by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, under the leadership of Michael Gove, to overturn Surrey County Council’s initial refusal of planning permission. This is despite admitting it would cause “a significant level of landscape and visual impact.”

We believe there are a number of weaknesses in this decision. The Government did not properly consider the climate impact of unmitigated emissions from natural gas exploration and did not give sufficient weight to the need to conserve an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With your support, we can protect Surrey Hills and the environment.

Many thanks,

Jo Maugham

Director, Good Law Project


You can read the complete claim as filed against the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities here.

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4 thoughts on “The David & Goliath type fight is on to reverse the decision for UKOG to drill at Dunsfold.”

  1. NO NO NO!

    Protect Dunsfold LIMITED is the RESIDENT’s group taking is seeking permission for statutory review supported by the Good Law Project

    Waverley Borough Council has also brought an action seeking statutory review

    And although it is the minerals authority and it was a SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL which was overridden, SCC hasn’t done anything and is leaving it all to others…..

    unless Councillors Follows has heard something I haven’t….

    1. We wholeheartedly apologise for the confusion we have caused on this and hopefully, WW has put it right now. To have credited Surrey County Council is unforgivable – it should be ashamed of itself for leaving it to the locals.

  2. Glad you’ve got it right now. Surrey County Council should be ashamed of themselves. But shame is not something they do.
    Like all mis-guided public servants, when the s*** hits the fan, they keep a low profile and hope it all blows over.
    But it’s too late for our chums at SCC, the fan is more powerful than they bargained for – and the s*** has stuck!

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