There was a lot to read before the Planning and Regulatory meeting at Surrey County Council, in fact about 400 pages. The main part of the meeting was to decide the application to construct and operate a well site to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold. (MINERALS AND WASTE APPLICATION WA/2019/0796 – LOXLEY WELL SITE).
This application was debated for over 4 hours. Having read and heard all the speakers I proposed refusal for the reason that if oil or gas were to be found over the next 3 years, then that might be of benefit to the nation but this would be outweighed by the likelihood of significant adverse impact on the locality – on the countryside, on existing local businesses and also that it would actually drill directly under Dunsfold Garden Village. This proposal was seconded by Cllr Andrew Povey and supported by 4 others as you can read below.
|Mr Tim Hall||Con||Against the motion||Mole Valley|
|Mr Saj Hussain||Con||Against the motion||Woking|
|Mr Keith Taylor||Con||Against the motion||Guildford|
|Mrs Rose Thorn||Con||Against the motion||Tandridge|
|Mr Ernest Mallett||Independent||Against the motion||Elmbridge|
|Mrs Bernie Muir||Con||For the motion||Epsom and Ewell|
|Dr Andrew Povey||Con||For the motion||Waverley|
|Mrs Yvonna Lay||Con||For the motion||Runnymede|
|Mr Tim Evans||Con||For the motion||Spelthorne|
|Mr Stephen Cooksey||LibDem||For the motion||Mole Valley|
|Mrs Penny Rivers||LibDem||For the motion||Waverley|
The full meeting has been recorded for your delight and delectation at ….