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Markwells Wood Watch Public Meeting

Monday, 10th July 2017


St. John’s Church Hall  (Opposite the Harvester)
120 Redhill Road
Rowlands Castle


Markwells Wood Watch, Campaigning against oil development in the National Park

In its half-year annual accounts , UKOG have outlined plans for submitting another application at Markwells Wood. We expect this may happen any time from July-October 2017. UKOG stated that they are:

“Preparing to resubmit planning application for an appraisal well, extended flow testing and further production wells and will seek environmental permit from the Environment Agency.


Dr Roger Smith
Dr Smith. CPRE, (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

Roger Smith holds a doctorate from Oxford University and  was an officer in the RAF for 20 years. He was company secretary and administrator for a provider of residential care and sheltered accommodation for the elderly and has been a countryside champion for CPRE Sussex Countryside Trust for the past 14 years.

Dr. Julian Neal
Julian has over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS, often in partnership with Public Health Medicine. He is a late convert to the cause having been persuaded by disinterested expert opinion that strongly suggests that UKOG’s plans pose a significant risk to the public health of hundreds of thousands of people.

After our speakers, there will be Q + A and strategy session with input from Markwells Wood Watch and our wider community. Your support and involvement is essential and we hope you will join us.


Oil wells at Forestside are a threat to your water, a threat to your roads and a threat to the tranquillity of your National Park.

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