Planning Decision – Holmwood-1 Exploration Well

26 May 2011

The Board of Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) notes the release made today by Europa Oil and Gas (Holdings) plc (“Europa”) advising of yesterday’s decision of the Planning Committee of Surrey County Council to refuse planning permission for the UK onshore Holmwood-1 exploration well.

Europa also advised that the combination of the very close voting result and the recommendation by the Planning Officers to allow the drilling, following an exhaustive review of the application, gives the Directors and partners sufficient justification to appeal this decision on the grounds that the decision to refuse was not made purely on the facts of the case.

Holmwood is situated in PEDL143 where Egdon holds a 38.4% interest.   The joint venture partners are Europa Oil & Gas Ltd (Operator) (40%), Warwick Energy (20%) and Altwood Petroleum Limited (1.6%).