Diary

Drilling diary – December 2015

30+ meetings, decisions, consultation deadlines and other key dates coming up in December about fracking and onshore oil and gas. Advanced notice of dates in 2016. Updated throughout the month.

December diary

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Meeting of Ryedale District Council planning committee at which Third Energy’s application to frack at Kirby Misperton will be discussed. 6pm, Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HH. Details

Meeting of Frack Free Yeovil, 7pm, Yeovil, venue details to be provided to attendees. More details here

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Blackridge, Craig Inn Community Centre Details

Public meeting about fracking with Ian R Crane and Steve and Joe White, 7.30pm-9.30pm, United Services Club, Crook Street, Chester CH1 2BE. Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1pm-6pm, Northallerton Library. Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 3.30pm-7pm, Rufford Village Hall. Details

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Energy and climate change secretary, Amber Rudd, answers questions from 1pm-2pm on Twitter

Amber Rudd tweet

Staffordshire County Council minerals local plan 2015-2030 goes before planning committee, 10am, Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford, ST16 2LH Details

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Plains Community Centre Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 2pm-6pm, Richmond Library. Details

Friday 4th December 2015

Eviction deadline for Upton Protection Camp on land earmarked by IGas for coal bed methane exploratory drilling.

Upton Blockade, 12.01am, Duttons Lane, Upton, Cheshire, CH2 2PD. Details

Deadline Festival @ Tate. Three-day free unauthorised arts festival to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels, including video installations, poetry, pop-up theatre, gallery talks, workshops and debates. 11am-6pm, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1pm-7pm, The Old Vicarage, Helmsley. Details

Saturday 5th December 2015

Frack Free Yeovil information awareness event, 10.30am-4pm, Middle Street, Yeovil, BA20 Details

Deadline Festival @ Tate. Three-day free unauthorised arts festival to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels, including video installations, poetry, pop-up theatre, gallery talks, workshops and debates. 11am-6pm, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Details

Sunday 6th December 2015

Balcombe Greeting – For London to Paris COP-21 Bike Train. Balcombe is the first stop on the London-Parish bike ride. 12 noon, Lower Stumble Wood, Balcombe. Details

Deadline Festival @ Tate. Three-day free unauthorised arts festival to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels, including video installations, poetry, pop-up theatre, gallery talks, workshops and debates. 11am-6pm, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Details

Monday 7th December 2015

Closing date for comments on application 2015/1515 by UK Methane to City and County of Swansea Council for coal bed methane appraisal borehole at Bryntywod, Langyfelach. Link to application (search for application number).

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1pm-7pm, Selby Library. Details

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Hearthill Community Education Centre Details

City and County of Swansea Council decides on planning application for coal bed methane appraisal borehole at Bryntywod, Langyfelach, 2pm, Committee Room 3A, Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE Details

Frack Free Notts Christmas Party, 8pm-11pm, Fade and the Hard to Find Café, 171 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FR Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1pm-7pm, Whitby Library. Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1.30pm-6pm, Leyburn Library. Details

New York meets Old York in fracking talk. Friends of the Earth talk on fracking, including Julia Walsh, of Frackaction, and Simon Bowens, of Friends of the Earth. 7pm, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, York, YO1 9RL. Details

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Shotts Community Centre Details

Frack Free Yeovil showing of The truth behind the dash for gas, 7pm, Unity Hall, Yeovil, BA20 1JL. Details

Consultation drop-in on joint minerals and waste plan (including policies on conventional and unconventional gas) for North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority. 1pm-7pm, Eggborough Sports and Leisure Complex. Details

Thursday 10th December

Staffordshire County Council minerals local plan 2015-2030 scheduled to go before full council, 10am, Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford, ST16 2LH. Agenda confirmed one week before the meeting. Details

Closing date for comments on government consultation on the cap on costs for challenges under the Aarhus Convention to planning decisions and infrastructure projects. Details

Saturday 12th December 2015

Manchester draws red lines on Climate Change #D12. Venue and time to be confirmed. Details

Monday 14th December 2015

Final date for public consultation for IGas application to retain the Aldbury wellsite, four miles from Guildford, in Surrey. Details

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Opposition day debate on climate change and flooding, after 11.30am, House of Commons chamber. Details

Chris Morrison, Head of Energy Construction Services, Distributed Energy and Power, Centrica, gives evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee inquiry on low carbon network infrastructure. 10.45am, Room 20, Palace of Westminster, London SW1 Details

Greg Clark, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, gives evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry on the financial settlement 2015, 2pm, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House, London SW1 Details

Wednesday 16th December 2015

House of Commons expected to vote on Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015, time tbc.

Bassetlaw District Council’s planning committee meets to discuss IGas application for shale gas exploration at Springs Road, Misson, 6.30pm at Worksop Town Hall, Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AH Details

Demonstration outside Bassetlaw District Council planning meeting, 6pm, Worksop Town Hall, Potter Street, S80 2AH. Details

Closing date for comments on Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on surface development restrictions for hydraulic fracturing. Link to consultation

Thursday 17th December 2015

Frack Free Wrexham meeting, with speaker Lesley Griffiths AM (Labour), 7.30pm-9.30-pm, Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, The Red Deer,18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Details

Saturday 19th December 2015

Demonstration. All we want for xmas is no fracking in Upton.10am start at the post office, Long Lane, Upton, CH2 1JF Details

Sunday 20th December 2015

Winter solstice ceremony at Upton Community Protection Camp, 11am-4pm, Duttons Lane, Upton, Chester CH2 2PE Details

Monday 21st December 2015

Deadline for comments on Norfolk County Council consultation on Silica Sand Review of the Minerals Site Specific Allocations Plan. Link to consultation

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q3 2015

Scheduled meeting of Ryedale District Council planning committee, at which Kirby Misperton fracking application may be discussed.

Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Closing date for comments on IGas application ES/3379 for two exploratory coal bed methane boreholes at Springs Road, Misson, in Nottinghamshire. (Extended from earlier in December). Details here

Friday 25th December 2015

Comments due from interested parties in the appeal by Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd against refusal of a three-year extension of planning permission at Grange Hill, Singleton, Lancashire. The company wanted to carry out pressure and seismic monitoring, followed by abandonment and restoration. The appeal is by written representations. Link to appeal details

Coming up later

Monday 4th January 2016

Fracking, campaigning and the Peak District National Park: talk with David Burley, of Frack Free South Yorkshire, organised by Transition Hope Valley, 7.45pm, Loxley Hall, Hope S33 6RH. Details

Fracking information evening, Crossroads Care Home, 1 Graham Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1YA. Details

Wednesday 6th January 2016

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, Driffield Cass Hall, King St, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6QW Details

Thursday 7th January 2016

Fracking information and discussion evening, 7.30pm, Kirkburn Village Hall, Main Street, Kirkburn, YO25 9DU. Details

Friday 8th January 2016

Comments due from the Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd and Lancashire County Council in Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of a three-year extension of planning permission at Grange Hill, Singleton, Lancashire. The company wanted to carry out flow tests, followed by abandonment and restoration. The appeal is by written representations. Link to appeal details

Monday 11th January 2016

Frack Free Driffield & Wolds group planning meeting, 7.30pm, Driffield Cass Hall, King St, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6QW Details

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil, Somerset. Details

Wednesday 13th January 2016

Presenting Lou Castro: The Dangers of Fracking and What Went Wrong At West Newton A. Talk about Rathlin Energy’s activities at West Newton A in Holderness, north of Hull. 7.30pm-10.30pm, The New Walton Social Club, 243 Walton Street, Hull HU3 6JR Details

Friday 15th January 2016

Closing date for consultation on North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Plan. Link to consultation

Saturday 16th January 2016

Frack Free Isle of Wight public meeting, 10am-2pm, Unitarian Meeting House, 9a High Street, Newport, PO30 1SS. Details

Frack Free Wales J16 – Solidarity with Upton Community Protection Camp. Coaches from pick up points in south Wales. 6am-10pm, Upton Community Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Upton, Chester CH2 2PE. Details

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Chorley Council debate on petition calling on the council to oppose any application for shale gas extraction in the borough.

Scheduled meeting of Ryedale District Council planning committee, at which Kirby Misperton fracking application may be discussed.

IGas application for installation of groundwater monitoring boreholes at land off Springs Road, Misson, Bassetlaw, scheduled to go before meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council planning committee. 10.30am, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details (go to Work Programme Appendix).

Shale Gas: Tapping the potential, 8am, Addleshaw Goddard, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3AB Details

Shale Gas: Tapping the potential, 3pm, Addleshaw Goddard, Sovereign House, Sovereign Square, Leeds, LS1 1HQ Details

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Rathlin Energy’s application for a bankruptcy order against Ian Crane resumes at the High Court in London, 11am, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane EC4A 1NL

Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee, expected to discuss fracking, time and location to be confirmed. Details

Shale Gas: Tapping the potential, 8am, Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4AG Details

Friday 22nd January 2016

Facts before frack – public information event with Dr Tim Thornton and Bishop Graham Cray, 7.30pm, The Old Town Hall, at The Bell Hotel, Market Place, Driffield, YO25 6AN. Details

Saturday 23rd January 2016

Opening day of The Battle of Barton Moss, an exhibition of photographs by Steven Speed, 10am-5pm, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER. Continues until Sunday 17th April 2016. Exhibition website and Crowdfunding page

Second reading of Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts) (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Bill, introduced by Geraint Davies, House of Commons, time tbc Details

Sunday 31st January 2016

Gathering – no fracking way national solidarity event. Locations and times to be confirmed. Details

No Fracking Way in Yeovil information event, 10.30am, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1LF. Details

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – 2014 final figures

Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 16

Saturday 6th February 2016

Surrey against fracking public meeting, 12.30pm-3pm, Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted, RH8 9NB. Details

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Scheduled start of planning inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeals against refusal of planning permission for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. 10am, Blackpool Football Club. Details updated here

Provisional determination date set by North Yorkshire County Council for planning application by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton. Date of planning committee meeting not confirmed.

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

UK Shale Gas: The Engineers’ Summit, 8am-6pm, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ Details

Wednesday 24th February 2016

Shale and Unconventional Gas: environmental and geo-technical impacts, event by Brownfield Briefing, 9am-5pm, Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT Details

Thursday 3rd March 2016         

Deadline for comments on the Environment Agency consultation on sector guidance for onshore oil and gas. Link to consultation

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Policy conference on energy security organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. Speakers include representatives from DECC, Ofgem, National Grid, KPMG, UK Energy Research Centre, Greenpeace and UK Onshore Oil and Gas. Venue and time tbc

Thursday 31st March 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q4 2015

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – 2015 provisional figures

Tuesday 12th April 2016

Scheduled date for a judicial review of Lancashire County Council’s decision to approve the application by Cuadrilla for a monitoring array in and around Roseacre Wood. Time of hearing to be confirmed. Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Publication of the government’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 17

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th June 2016

Presenting the geoscience behind the UK’s shale potential. Event organised by the Geological Society, venue Liverpool Details

Thursday 30th June 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q1 2016

Thursday 28th July 2016

Publication of the government’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics – 2015

Thursday 29th September 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q2 2015

 

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