They want to drill for oil in West Dorset
South Western Energy Ltd have updated their application for planning permission to drill for oil off the A354 near Athelhampton. The application is for a full-scale pilot production well and 20 years of production. The oil is to be transported by HGVs to the Fawley Refinery at Southampton.
SWE were asked to provide various documents including a Climate Change Assessment, an Ecological survey, a Heritage assessment, and a Hydrological survey and report. These have all now been submitted and can be found here:
(You need first to accept Dorset Council’s Terms & Conditions, then you will be taken to the application. Click on Documents and look for the documents dated 2022.)
In January 2022, we launched our campaign to stop this oil well going ahead.
Comments were invited on the new documents with a deadline of 9th February. You'll find notes here: