Advising on all planning aspects related to the submission of 39 planning applications by Perenco to enable the extension of the operational life of an on-shore oil field until 2037.

This involved advising on Environmental Impact Assessment matters, Habitats Regulations issues, conditions, a s106 agreement and wider planning strategy. The s106 included obligations totalling over £1.7 million.

These potentially very controversial applications have been steered through the planning system to get a unanimous resolution to grant by the County Council and the support of many stakeholders.

We are also acting on acquiring various land interests at Wytch Farm required for operational and/or land management purposes.