Author Archive: Stuart Lane

Camp Diary – Dec 2nd 2016

Preparing for the future….


This weekend we mark the end of planning permission for the Swanage gas and oil rig that we have successfully fought off. It marks the end of a chapter but by no means the end of the fight.

Swanage, Dorset and the UK continues to be threatened by some of the ugliest forms of corporate pillaging since the industrial revolution.

Dorset has a great heritage for standing up and saying enough is enough.

The Tolpuddule martyrs taught us to stand proud and strong and that against everything the establishment can throw at us, it is the people that will decide.

We are now fundraising for the next phase of the fight.

Thank you to everyone that has previously donated with time, effort, well wishes or pennies.

Please share our request for continued support.

Camp Diary – Dec 1st 2016

End of a chapter approaches …..


On Dec 3rd, planning permission expires for a drill site at California Quarry – Swanage.

Fighting back such a site after planning has been granted has not been easy and of course it does not stop another application being made.

Having said that, the group has learnt a lot along the way and is much better prepared now than ever to stop another plan getting as far as having planning granted.

This weekend is one for celebration, to take a breather, to take stock and to have some drinks! (Somewhere warmer than on camp)


We have been given a lot of support from various sources to help us capture our story and get our message out there. Over the coming days, we will be posting up links to interviews, photos and films.

To kick off with, here is an interview with Frances Leader, thanks to Lush for writing this up. Lush article