Woodland Under Threat -- Attention those who enjoy walking in the Surrey Hills

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by kabbes, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    You may or may not remember this thread, in which I brought up previously a thread to ancient woodland from an oil company that wants to trample all over some of the little forest we have left in order to maybe make some money.

    Well the the initial request was rejected on the grounds of not enough information and the oil company (Europa Oil) have come back with a revised application. This needs a brand new objection, since it is treated as a separate application.

    Full information is here and a primer in what to include in any objection is here. You can object by email, so long as you include your personal details, so you don't need to necessarily send a letter.

    In short, the proposal would wreck irreplacable ancient woodland. The lorries alone would destroy the delicate banks that have taken hundreds of years to develop, following ancient pathways.

    Here is a brief snippet of a much more detailed set of objections on the website:
    Thank you to anyone who can take the time to make an objection.
  2. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    I think the whole of Surrey should be concreted over and turned into a park&ride facility for inner London. Especially the prettiest, countriest bits. Srsly.
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  3. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Cheers for that kyser. Meanwhile, this is actually happening and if it goes ahead it will affect 600,000 annual visitors who actually enjoy some incredible ancient woodland that is readily accessible from that inner London.
  4. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Anyway, I've registered and had the email sent etc.

    This would probably do better moved into the Protest forum in P&P you know.
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  5. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Fair point. I might ask if I can cross-post it.
  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Even better, I can move it and leave a redirect :cool:
  7. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Cheers, Crispy!
  8. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Email sent

    eta: received:

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  9. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Cheers folks!

    Remember that you have to include your full name and address in any email to Surrey County Coucil for it to be included as an official complaint.

  10. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Update: I got a response from Mole Valley District Council, who told me that they have already made their objection and that it was now in the hands of Surrey County Council, who are expected to make a ruling in September.

    I also got a response from Surrey County Council, who just said "acknowledged".
  11. Paper letter sent, my Surrey county councillor has been made aware, (he wants to discuss it further over a pint, he's paying, bless him :cool:).

    Should I withhold my council tax until September? I'd like to, it's very expensive.
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  12. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Nice one!
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  13. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    i'll add mine when i get a mo
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  14. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    will email when i sober up

    thrown a few raves round Coldharbour, lovely spot, it doesnt need this.
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  15. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    will write an objection shortly :) thanks for bringing this to our attention.
  16. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Great, thanks!

    One more month to make your objections, people!
  17. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I wrote an objection a couple of weeks ago. I am still fucking sick since the 90s of ancient and beautiful woodland being lost to bypasses, tesco's and oil companies :mad:
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  18. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    A quick reminder for those who intended to write but didn't get around to it! The council are due to make a decision on this in September, so your last chance to make a difference is running out.

  19. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat

    Coldharbour used to be magic mushroom country, before the killjoys sprayed it.

    I'll be writing/emailing/spreading this message.

    Oil companies can fuck off.
  20. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    UPDATED -- Europa put in a fresh application in December. Please complain again. You can do so by writing to:

    Alan Stones
    Planning Development Control Team Manager (ref MO09/0110)
    Planning & Development Group
    Surrey County Council
    County Hall
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT1 2DY.

    You can attach any complaint to an email to mwcd@surreycc.gov.uk to avoid having to send it snail mail.

    Ideally, the complaint would go today, since 14th January is the official complaint date. However, they've pushed back the hearing until March, so complaints received by end Feb should also count.

    Please do this -- this is an oil company seeking to make a quick buck at the expense of your accessible woodland. It's fucked-up and it needs to be stopped.
  21. This fucking company is going to keep on doing this until they get their own way. Each time they apply it's also going to waste a shit load of the council's money. Shower of utter bastards.
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  22. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    That's why in my objection I've made the point that they need to put an end to this.

    The Leith Hill Action Group, made up of local lawyers, naturalists and other specialists who are giving their time free to stop this, are certainly pushing for a final decision this time round.
  23. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    writing Kabbes, like Mr Strasse I too have raved those woods hard and would hate to see them ruined

    plus i love the Surrey Hills in general

    eta - just noticed my previous post on this, i must have been pissed, will definitely do it this time

  24. Funny how at the time the local yokels accused us of ruining the woods for ever, just cos someone had taken a dump in the trees :D
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  25. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Does a raver shit in the woods?
  26. Not any more, we can just pop round yours to use the bog ;)
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  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  28. Indymedia on us destroying Steart Beach: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2002/07/36089.html?c=on

    The same beach also plays host to Hinkley Point nuclear power station :facepalm:

    Us destroying Moerdijk:


    Shell's legacy to the area is of nothing compared to us.
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  29. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat


    Nice work Kabbes
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    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

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