Permits granted for exploratory well in Surrey AONB

The Environment Agency has granted a well operator environmental permits authorising the firm to drill a new exploratory shale oil well in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Environment Agency has granted a well operator environmental permits authorising the firm to drill a new exploratory shale oil well in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Map of proposed oil and gas site
The proposed Holmwood wellsite is located 600m south west of Leith Hill

The Holmwood wellsite at Bury Hill Wood was granted three licenses by the Environment Agency yesterday, including permits to manage its mining waste activity, a radioactive substances regulation permit and an oil storage permit.

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