What’s happening this week? 12-18 December 2016

whats happening this week

This week’s diary features two parliamentary evidence sessions, three county council meetings, a two-day conference, a consultation deadline, film screening, party and two planning meetings.

Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of December and later in the year 

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee, at which conditions on Third Energy’s permission to frack at Kirby Misperton may be discussed,10am, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Details

Frack Free York Consultationmas Party, 7pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York YO24 1AW

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Day 1 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for oil and gas exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gives evidence to the BEIS Select Committee, 2.30pm, Room 15, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A. Details

All Party Parliamentary Group on Shale Gas Regulation and Planning: session on waste. 4pm, Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Frack Off London planning meeting, 6.45pm-9pm, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DY. Details

Screening of Living with Fracking, a film made by Ryedale residents, Jo and Steve White about their trip to Pennsylvania. 7pm, village hall, Burythorpe, Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Bolton Against Fracking meeting, 7pm-9pm, Cotton Tree, 15 Prince Street, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

Thursday 15 December 2016

Day 2 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details  

Permission hearing at the High Court in a legal challenge to the variation of PEDL licence conditions by the Oil and Gas Authority. 10.30am, Court 18, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL

Friday 16 December 2016

Demonstration outside Herefordshire County Council, ahead of meeting at which a motion on fracking will be discussed,  9am, Shirehall, St Peters Square, Hereford HR1 2HX. Details

Meeting of Herefordshire County council at which a motion has been tabled by Conservative Councillor P D Newman, drawing attention to the risks of fracking and calling for a Government ban under or in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 9.30am, The council chamber, Shirehall, St Peter’s Square, Hereford, HR1 2HX  Agenda and Notice of motion

Deadline for written submissions to The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in its inquiry into the implications of UK departure from the EU on the energy sector and UK national climate change commitments. Details

Meeting of West Sussex County Council to consider the draft joint minerals plan. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ. Details

Updated at 9.30am and 2pm to remove a cancelled event and add two events in Hereford on Friday 16 December.

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