UKOG’s application Refused – Waverley Against Drilling

UKOG’s application Refused

The dust is settling just a little on the news that Surrey County Council has voted against UKOG’s application to drill in Loxley, near Dunsfold. This is a very exciting and well deserved result for all who have campaigned to stop the proposal, so we are tremendously pleased to have achieved this historic landmark victory. The local group Protect Dunsfold started in March 2019 with very little experience between us; since then there has been a great deal of hard work done by a small group of people working continuously over the intervening time.

The application Site at High Loxley

We wouldn’t have succeeded without the generous time, help and active support offered by various individuals and voluntary organisations outside of the village and this list must include:

Victoria Young – Surrey County Councillor for Waverley Eastern Villages

Waverley Friends of the Earth

Local M.Ps – Jeremy Hunt & Angela Richardson

Waverley Borough Council

Weald Action Group

and individual residents from the locality – you know who you are!

We also appreciate the space we called our group home for meetings, The Sun Inn Dunsfold, until the Covid pandemic closed its doors.

We have learnt much along the way and are incredibly appreciative for the support given in whatever form it has taken. However we are also conscious we have won a battle but may not have won the war ……..we are very aware that there may be an appeal by UKOG.

Thank you again one and all.