Make your views known
Any Farnborough residents who do not approve of Esso’s plans must make their views known. Please feel free to re-use any of the wording on this website to express your feelings. See the Why it’s a bad plan section for some ideas.
Sign the petition at change.org by 14th November
Add your signature to Save Queen Elizabeth Park in Farnborough.
The Planning Inspectorate have agreed to accept the petition in their examination of Esso’s plans. It must be submitted on 14th November so we need as many signatures as possible by that date. Please add yours if you haven’t already done so.
Print the petition and ask your neighbours to sign it
There is a printable version in PDF format for anyone who is willing to print it and gather signatures by going door-to-door in their road. Please consider doing this if you have time. It will make all the difference. The form can be downloaded here.
Please contact me via this page to send a scanned copy or arrange for it to be collected.
Register with the Planning Inspectorate
The Planning Inspectorate invited anyone affected by Esso’s plans to register their interest and make comments. The deadline for this was 27th July 2019 but you might still be able to register by sending an email to The Planning Inspectorate.
Contact your MP: Leo Docherty
You can contact Leo Docherty via his website.
Attend public meetings
The Planning Inspectorate are holding a meeting on 9th October at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre. The purpose of this meeting is to agree how Esso’s plans will be examined. They will not be considering the merits of the plans at this stage. However, it is important to ensure that The Planning Inspectorate allocate sufficient time to examine the impact of the plans on Queen Elizabeth Park - and this meeting gives the opportunity to ask them to do this. This meeting is only open to people who have registered by contacting The Planning Inspectorate. Although the deadline for registration has passed they will accept additional registrations at their discretion.
After this there will be public meetings at which the details of Esso’s plans are examined. Please check back here for more details as they become available or follow @qepfarnborough on Twitter to stay up-to-date.
Tell everyone you know
Please spread the word about Esso’s plans. Esso have not publicised their plans adequately, even though they have probably complied with the law to the minimum extent necessary. The more people who know what is planned, the more weight of public opinion there will be to help influence the outcome.
You can also express your views on Twitter. Follow @qepfarnborough or tweet with the hashtag #queenelizabethpark.