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Gas & Oil Licences (PEDLs)

The Government's threat to the Nation. Which tower would you prefer? The one over on the left or this one?The Government's threat to the Nation. Which tower would you prefer? The one over on the left or this one?

 

Last year the Government announced the latest round of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs). 

Worryingly there are 27 new areas that are licensed to drill. Dorset, Surrey and Sussex are all under attack, and we are doing all we can to support these and other communities throughout the UK faced with the terrifying prospect of the gas and oil industry blighting their towns and villages.

PEDLs in some 132 additional areas of outstanding natural beauty are due to be announced in the next few months, but only when local consultation has taken place and control measures are agreed. We are monitoring developments and will provide further news updates.

Meanwhile, we continue to assist local campaigns in communities currently under attack. We need financial support to fund these campaigns, so please help us to fight this serious threat to our way of life.

If you want to support us, or play an active part in our campaign then Join Us today. 

Finally, please remember to sign Greenpeace's anti-fracking petition too! 


FUTURE EVENTS


 Bore Free South

Campaign Team Meeting

Thursday 29th June 2017

19:00 to 21:00

Eastry Scout Hall

Wilmott Place, Eastry, Sandwich, CT13 0QB


 

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Breaking News: Bore Free Eastry recently changed its name to Bore Free South. After a successful campaign in Kent, we have decided to actively support other communities in the South who are threatened with oil and gas extraction.

Under threat - Leith Hill Tower is the highest point in the South East. The drill rig will be 15.5m higher than this tower, with a bright flare on top!Under threat - Leith Hill Tower is the highest point in the South East. The drill rig will be 15.5m higher than this tower, with a bright flare on top!

Don't Drill Leith Hill - CELEBRATORY WALK 3RD DEC

Our current focus is over at Leith Hill, near Dorking in Surrey, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Surrey Hills and inconceivably under threat from drilling.

The site access route will travel along Coldharbour Lane, an amazing ancient sunken road. Why not take a short ride in Video One and view the beautiful countryside now under threat, watch a brief overview of A Voice For Leith Hill in Video Two and in Video Three hear how people can make a difference if we support the Protection Camp.

If this terrible situation resonates with you, but you can't get directly involved, please help us to help you by making a small donation.

None of us will benefit from allowing the gas and oil industry into our towns and villages. So don’t be a frackpot and say “no” to Theresa May’s financial bribe. Please register your objection to fossil fuel extraction, by signing the online petition. It will cost us all a great deal more than Theresa May's bribe if we just sit back and allow this to happen.

IS YOUR AREA UNDER THREAT?

Take a look at the latest Government information about Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) and see if this unnecessary fossil fuel extraction is likely to threaten an area near where you live.

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1. Oil and Gas Authority - Habitats Regulations Assessment Final Report

2. UK map of new & existing licences

3. Local area map of each licence

4. Oil and Gas Authority - Consultation on proposed assessment

These are the only real guarantees for those who are unfortunate enough to live near a gas or oil extraction site:

  • House prices will fall by at least 7%, that’s over £14,000 for an average home.
  • Background noise levels will increase dramatically, although the good news is you wont be able to hear the neighbour’s dog barking!
  • Localised heavy goods vehicle traffic will increase massively, making local driving a total misery.
  • The air you breathe will gradually become polluted.
  • Eventually our drinking water will get polluted and affect water supplies much further afield in areas connected to the same aquifer.
  • South East Water says the average person uses 144 litres of water per day. If you need to buy this amount of water it will cost £12.24 per day or £4,467 per year.
  • Home Insurance premiums will soon increase.
  • Extra Noise, Air and Water pollution will affect your family’s health.

"Old Mother Frackpot" - courtesy of the Guardian"Old Mother Frackpot" - courtesy of the Guardian