Brockham Oil Well - SCC Enforcement and site visits

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Dear Surrey County Council,

Could you please provide dates of all and any Surrey County Council's
1) site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until present. Could you please attach meeting minutes and visit reports.

Could you please list the enforcement steps the Surrey County Council took from the point when it became aware that Angus Energy drilled a side-track well without the Council’s permission and against its continued advice.

Yours faithfully,

Ada Zaffina

FOI/COR/SCC, Surrey County Council

Dear Ms Zaffina

YOUR REQUEST REF NO. 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS 2004 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 27 March 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.  

Regards 

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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FOI/COR/SCC, Surrey County Council

Dear Ms Zaffina

Unfortunately, the Service have advised us that there will be a short delay in issuing the response to this request.

We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Mary Elliott

Mrs Mary J Elliott
Freedom of Information Officer (Monday to Thursday)
Corporate Information Governance Team
Legal Democratic & Cultural Services
Surrey County Council
County Hall
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2DN

Tel: 020 8541 7969

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Dear FOI/COR/SCC,

Could you please explain the reasons for delay and when I can expect a reply?

Yours sincerely,

Ada Zaffina

Brandon Robins EI, Surrey County Council

Dear Ms Zaffina,

I apologise for the delay in a response getting back to you. We are
currently waiting on Angus Energy to supply comments regarding the above
request.

We aim to supply you with the information as soon as possible; but it may
take up to 14 working days to receive a response from Angus Energy.

Yours sincerely,

Brandon Robins

Heritage Administration Assistant

Heritage Conservation Team

Surrey County Council

01483 517059

Room 340, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames

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Dear Brandon Robins EI,

Can you please advise when you wrote to Angus Energy for their comments and when does the 14 working days response time expire? My request is time sensitive.

Yours sincerely,

Ada Zaffina

Brandon Robins EI, Surrey County Council

Dear Ms Zaffina,

Angus Energy was contacted for their comments early last week. 

The expiry date for the 14 working days response time is the 19th May. We
strive to provide you with the information as soon as possible, but please
be advised that we will only be able to do so once Angus Energy has
responded.

Yours sincerely,

Brandon Robins

Heritage Administration Assistant

Heritage Conservation Team

Surrey County Council

01483 517059

Room 340, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames

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From: Ada Zaffina <[FOI #397432 email]>
Sent: 28 April 2017 18:40
To: Brandon Robins EI
Subject: Re: FOI Request - 16376
 
Dear Brandon Robins EI,

Can you please advise when you wrote to Angus Energy for their comments
and when does the 14 working days response time expire? My request is time
sensitive.

Yours sincerely,

Ada Zaffina

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James Greene EI, Surrey County Council

1 Attachment

Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

RE:  YOUR REQUEST 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

 

We have considered your request which was for reports and minutes from 1)
site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the
planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until
present .  I now enclose the following information:

 

We are still waiting to hear from Angus Energy, before releasing any site
visit reports. Meeting minutes between Surrey County Council and Angus
Energy from the 8th March 2017 are attached to this email. I will forward
on the site visit reports, as soon as we hear from Angus Energy.

 

The County Planning Authority has not taken any formal enforcement action
against Angus Energy at this stage but has sought the advice of Legal
Counsel and awaits this to inform further action.  The advice of Counsel
is legally privileged 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
number above in any future communications.

 

You are advised that the information attached is subject to copyright in
that it is owned by Surrey County Council and/or its contractor/s unless
otherwise stated. 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not
give the recipient an automatic right to re-use those documents in a way
that would infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies,
publishing and issuing copies to the public.  You are free to use it for
your own purposes under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998 (S.29 and S.30), which allows use for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting.

 

Any other re-use would require the permission of the copyright holder. 
Details of the arrangements for reusing the material owned by Surrey
County Council and/or its contractor/s can be obtained by contacting the
Freedom of Information Officer on the address below.  Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by Surrey County Council and/or its
contractors, should be sought from the copyright holders concerned. If in
doubt, you should contact the Freedom of Information Officer in the first
instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

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James Greene EI, Surrey County Council

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Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

RE:  YOUR REQUEST 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

 

We have considered your request which was for reports and minutes from 1)
site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the
planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until
present .  I now enclose the following information:

 

We are now in a position to forward documents that you requested, which
included site visit notes from Brockham oil site and meeting minutes
between Angus Energy and Surrey County Council.

 

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
number above in any future communications.

 

You are advised that the information attached is subject to copyright in
that it is owned by Surrey County Council and/or its contractor/s unless
otherwise stated.

 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not
give the recipient an automatic right to re-use those documents in a way
that would infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies,
publishing and issuing copies to the public.  You are free to use it for
your own purposes under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998 (S.29 and S.30), which allows use for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting.

 

Any other re-use would require the permission of the copyright holder. 
Details of the arrangements for reusing the material owned by Surrey
County Council and/or its contractor/s can be obtained by contacting the
Freedom of Information Officer on the address below.  Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by Surrey County Council and/or its
contractors, should be sought from the copyright holders concerned. If in
doubt, you should contact the Freedom of Information Officer in the first
instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

 

From: James Greene EI
Sent: 10 May 2017 12:57
To: [FOI #397432 email]
Subject: Request for information under the Environment Information
Regulations 2004 - Ref. No. 16376 - Brockham Oil Well

 

Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

RE:  YOUR REQUEST 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

 

We have considered your request which was for reports and minutes from 1)
site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the
planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until
present .  I now enclose the following information:

 

We are still waiting to hear from Angus Energy, before releasing any site
visit reports. Meeting minutes between Surrey County Council and Angus
Energy from the 8th March 2017 are attached to this email. I will forward
on the site visit reports, as soon as we hear from Angus Energy.

 

The County Planning Authority has not taken any formal enforcement action
against Angus Energy at this stage but has sought the advice of Legal
Counsel and awaits this to inform further action.  The advice of Counsel
is legally privileged 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
number above in any future communications.

 

You are advised that the information attached is subject to copyright in
that it is owned by Surrey County Council and/or its contractor/s unless
otherwise stated. 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not
give the recipient an automatic right to re-use those documents in a way
that would infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies,
publishing and issuing copies to the public.  You are free to use it for
your own purposes under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998 (S.29 and S.30), which allows use for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting.

 

Any other re-use would require the permission of the copyright holder. 
Details of the arrangements for reusing the material owned by Surrey
County Council and/or its contractor/s can be obtained by contacting the
Freedom of Information Officer on the address below.  Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by Surrey County Council and/or its
contractors, should be sought from the copyright holders concerned. If in
doubt, you should contact the Freedom of Information Officer in the first
instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[1][Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

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James Greene EI, Surrey County Council

Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

Further to the release of meeting notes from 15/02/2017 and 08/03/2017, I
must stress that these notes are not agreed meeting minutes. They are
purely officer notes from the meetings that took place on both days.

 

Kind regards,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

 

From: James Greene EI
Sent: 22 May 2017 14:46
To: '[FOI #397432 email]'
<[FOI #397432 email]>
Subject: RE: Request for information under the Environment Information
Regulations 2004 - Ref. No. 16376 - Brockham Oil Well

 

Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

RE:  YOUR REQUEST 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

 

We have considered your request which was for reports and minutes from 1)
site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the
planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until
present .  I now enclose the following information:

 

We are now in a position to forward documents that you requested, which
included site visit notes from Brockham oil site and meeting minutes
between Angus Energy and Surrey County Council.

 

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
number above in any future communications.

 

You are advised that the information attached is subject to copyright in
that it is owned by Surrey County Council and/or its contractor/s unless
otherwise stated.

 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not
give the recipient an automatic right to re-use those documents in a way
that would infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies,
publishing and issuing copies to the public.  You are free to use it for
your own purposes under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998 (S.29 and S.30), which allows use for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting.

 

Any other re-use would require the permission of the copyright holder. 
Details of the arrangements for reusing the material owned by Surrey
County Council and/or its contractor/s can be obtained by contacting the
Freedom of Information Officer on the address below.  Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by Surrey County Council and/or its
contractors, should be sought from the copyright holders concerned. If in
doubt, you should contact the Freedom of Information Officer in the first
instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[1][Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

 

From: James Greene EI
Sent: 10 May 2017 12:57
To: [2][FOI #397432 email]
Subject: Request for information under the Environment Information
Regulations 2004 - Ref. No. 16376 - Brockham Oil Well

 

Dear Ada Zaffina,

 

RE:  YOUR REQUEST 16376 UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

 

We have considered your request which was for reports and minutes from 1)
site visits to the Brockham Oil Wellsite and 2) meetings between the
planning authority and Angus Energy beginning 1st December 2016 until
present .  I now enclose the following information:

 

We are still waiting to hear from Angus Energy, before releasing any site
visit reports. Meeting minutes between Surrey County Council and Angus
Energy from the 8th March 2017 are attached to this email. I will forward
on the site visit reports, as soon as we hear from Angus Energy.

 

The County Planning Authority has not taken any formal enforcement action
against Angus Energy at this stage but has sought the advice of Legal
Counsel and awaits this to inform further action.  The advice of Counsel
is legally privileged 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
number above in any future communications.

 

You are advised that the information attached is subject to copyright in
that it is owned by Surrey County Council and/or its contractor/s unless
otherwise stated. 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not
give the recipient an automatic right to re-use those documents in a way
that would infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies,
publishing and issuing copies to the public.  You are free to use it for
your own purposes under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998 (S.29 and S.30), which allows use for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting.

 

Any other re-use would require the permission of the copyright holder. 
Details of the arrangements for reusing the material owned by Surrey
County Council and/or its contractor/s can be obtained by contacting the
Freedom of Information Officer on the address below.  Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by Surrey County Council and/or its
contractors, should be sought from the copyright holders concerned. If in
doubt, you should contact the Freedom of Information Officer in the first
instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first
instance you should contact the County Council, quoting your request
number given above, at:

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Surrey County Council

Legal Democratic & Cultural Services

County Hall

Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

KT1 2DN

[3][Surrey County Council request email]

 

If you are not satisfied by the County Council’s response to your
complaint, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for
a decision.  The Information Commissioner will normally expect you to have
exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Greene

Planning Technician

Tel: 020 8541 7147

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