Environmental permits issued for Surrey oil drilling

An exploration and production company plans to drill a new well at Holmwood

Surrey water works to receive £22m upgrade

A water treatment plant in Surrey is recieving a £22 million upgrade and redevelopment. Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) will create a new drainage lagoon for its Woodmansterne Water Treatment near Outwood Lane, Chipstead. The project aims to help secure water supplies for customers throughout its supply area, particularly during periods of low rainfall […]

Energy firm wins Surrey oil drilling appeal

An energy firm has been given the green light to carry out exploratory oil drilling in Surrey. Europa Oil & Gas had appealed against Surrey County Council’s decision not to grant permission to drill in Holmwood. The government’s Planning Inspectorate has now given permission for the project. Europa said the decision allows the firm to drill […]

Surrey waste firm ordered to pay £19k

A waste company in Worcester Park has been ordered to pay £19,000 in fines and costs for operating an illegal waste site. The firm, Feely Skip & Grab Hire, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court this week. Charges were brought when an Environment Agency investigation found the site operating without an environmental permit or exemption. Company […]

Team GB hotel saves £15k on energy bill

The hotel which hosted Team GB’s cyclists during the Olympics is saving thousands of pounds on its electricity bills with energy saving technology. Since bringing in voltage optimisation, the Foxhills Hotel and Resort in Surrey has cut its bills by £15,000 a year. The Surrey club which has four swimming pools, 12 tennis courts, a […]

Plans for UK’s largest fuel cell facility announced

The UK’s largest fuel cell facility is set to be built to help power a chemical plant in Essex. The facility has also been planned in an effort to generate clean energy for the county. The project is a joint venture between power company AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) and is expected to […]