The Bury Hill Woods on Leith Hill lies just South of Dorking in Surrey, situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which means It's natural environment is so rare that it has been specifically targeted for national protection. Any AONB should enjoy a level of protection from development similar to those of National Parks. Licence PEDL143 was granted by the UK government to Europa Oil and Gas allowing planning permission to drill an exploratory borehole to a depth of 1,400m in the middle of Bury Woods. Their goal is a long term oil extraction development on the site. PEDL143 examines and interprets the ongoing scenario at Leith Hill through a series of images and documents that explore the beauty, protectors and politics of the landscape.
Stephen Burke • Tania Diez • Rachel Gover • Yves Salmon • Gloria Senaris • Ben Terzza • Andy David Wright •