A community camp on Coldharbour Lane, protecting Leith Hill from unconventional oil exploration, through monitoring, awareness raising, and peaceful community action.
Tardis Hire are the 8th supplier to state that they won’t return to Europa’s would be drill site on Leith Hill. They made the statement in response to posts on their Facebook page and emails from members of the public, asking them to withdraw. Because the company’s traffic management plan hasn’t yet been approved by… Continue reading 8th Supplier pulls out of Leith Hill oil project
Barry Gardiner (Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & Shadow Minister for International Climate Change) who visited the camp last month has written a great article about the threat of acidisation across the South East, here’s a link: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/save-the-planet-inject-acid-under-a-national-park_uk_5abcb312e4b00dd327d2d108
Heather from ITV Meridian visited the camp and Coldharbour village on Thursday, here’s a link to the report which talks about concerns over water pollution and lack of social licence. http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2018-04-06/campaigners-protest-over-plans-to-drill-at-beauty-spot/
The camp hosted visitors from across the South East on Sunday, for a tour of some of the South East’s unconventional oil sites. A minibus & cycle tour stopped at Balcombe, Horse Hill and the Leith Hill Camp, talking to local campaigners at each site. Back at Leith Hill camp At UKOG’s Horse Hill drill… Continue reading South East sites visit
The South East is facing a wave of new unconventional oil exploration. The companies involved work closely together, sharing resources like security teams and investing in each other’s projects. Their long terms aim is widespread oil extraction and fracking, which will lead to the industrialisation of the Weald. To raise awareness of what’s happening in… Continue reading Tour of South East Drill Sites
Europa Oil and Gas have been granted permission to carry out an exploratory drill off Coldharbour Lane, after a long legal and planning battle with local residents and the council, which went to the high court. The project to drill in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is being pursued with ruthless arrogance, and no… Continue reading The Story So Far
The camp’s address is: Leith Hill Protection Camp Redlands Wood Coldharbour Lane Dorking RH5 6HB Visits are welcome! You can contact us via Facebook at Leith Hill Protection Camp via email@example.com, or using the form below. How to find us: From Dorking train station: If you contact us we can normally pick you up from Dorking station.… Continue reading Contact