Angus Energy PLC - response to planning permission breach accusations

Aaron Morris made this Freedom of Information request to Surrey County Council

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Dear Surrey County Council,

Please can you let me know the following information as a Freedom of Information request:

1. Please could you let me know if you have received any correspondence (specifically letters or documents from solicitors, barristers or QCs) received by SCC from Angus Energy PLC relating to drilling at Brockham (License no: PL235) since the 1st January 2017. This is specific (but not limited to) knowing what Angus’ formal response to being accused of breaching planning regulations during the drilling of any wells at Brockham.

2. If it is the case that anything has been received then please could you provide me with a copy of their response document and also any further correspondence (of any form – including minutes of meetings or notes from phone converations) that has been had between Surrey County Council and Angus Energy or Angus Energy and Surrey County Council?

Thank you very much for your response.

Yours faithfully,

Aaron Morris

FOI/COR/SCC, Surrey County Council

Dear Mr Morris


Thank you for your request for information received on the 24 April 2017. Your request reference is as above.

We will respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event within 20 working days from the date of receipt of your request. If you wish to contact me to discuss the progress of your request, please use the contact details given below and quote the reference number given above.  


Helen Gilbert
Commons Registration Officer (Mon - Thurs 9am to 3pm)
Legal, Democratic & Cultural Services
Surrey County Council
Tel: 020 8541 8935
Email: [email address]
GCSX email: [email address]

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Dear Helen Gilbert,

According to my records you should have responded to this FOI request yesterday (which would have been 20 working days from when the request was originally made). You have responded to the other requests in a timely manner so please could you update me as to why this one is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Morris

James Greene EI, Surrey County Council

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Dear Aaron Morris,




We have considered your request which was for any correspondence from
legal representatives of Angus Energy relating to drillingat Brockham
since 1st January 2017 and further corresponence. I now attach the
following information.


We supply this information based on your original request. Please do not
hesitate to contact me at the above address if you have any queries
regarding the information enclosed.  Remember to quote the reference
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Yours sincerely,


James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

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