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To: Lincolnshire County Council

Say 'No' to 15 years of Oil Drilling in the Lincs Wolds AONB

Say 'No' to 15 years of Oil Drilling in the Lincs Wolds AONB

We ask Lincolnshire County Council to refuse permission for Egdon Resources to explore, test and carry out oil production near our chalk-stream at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Why is this important?

I have been lucky enough to grow up in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Lincolnshire Wolds and it is a privilege I do not take for granted. Like my friends & neighbours, I believe it is our duty to protect this precious landscape, its waterways, wildlife and character. We have come together to form a small environmental group, and like many others across the world we are striving to protect the planet, piece by piece.

Egdon Resources have applied for permission for exploration and 15 years of oil production in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) close to one of the world’s rare chalk streams. This will bring pollution in many forms (noise, light, traffic, air) to the local area; and the oil & gas extracted will prevent us realising global commitments to keep the planet to 1.5 degrees of warming, necessary to avoid climate catastrophe.

This industrialisation of our countryside flies in the face of commitments to protect our environment and the future of younger generations.

Development in AONBs should only be allowed in 'exceptional circumstances'. If the Committee are to consider 'exceptional circumstances', then we urge them to consider the climate & ecological emergency.

It is NOT sustainable development and we are calling on Lincolnshire County Council to refuse permission when it comes before their Planning Committee.

By signing this petition you tell Lincs Co Council that you object to the development outlined in planning application PL/0037/21, and urge them to refuse permission.

How it will be delivered

Anyone can sign our petition, but please also tick our checkbox if you live, work or study in Lincolnshire. Thank you.

Lincolnshire, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • To protect the countryside
  • Drilling for more oil is not the way to go if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero carbon goal. We need to invest in renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro) not oil, gas and coal.
  • To protect beautiful countryside


2021-07-10 09:55:16 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-05-23 19:43:07 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-05-21 23:11:48 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-05-21 21:07:43 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-05-21 20:03:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-05-21 19:02:37 +0100

10 signatures reached