Diary

January 2020 diary

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Opponents of IGas’s well test plans outside Chester Town Hall, 15 January 2019. Photo: Frack Free Dee

Events in January 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning

  • Deadline for submission of inspectors’ reports on Woodsetts and Ellesmere Port public inquiries
  • Closing date for comments on UKOG bid to extend consents at Broadford Bridge
  • Possible decision dates for planning applications in Lancashire, Surrey and West Sussex
  • Decisions expected on Wressle public inquiry and contempt of court appeals

This page is regularly updated with new events. Please let us know if you would like us to include an event or if any of the details are wrong. contact@DrillOrDrop.com


Sunday 5 January 2020

Faith at the Gate – Horse Hill. Contemplation, prayer and stand witness to extraction of fossil fuels. Meet at 3.30pm at the monitoring camp at the junction of the A217 and Horse Hill, near Horley, Surrey. Event begins at 4pm outside the Horse Hill site. Details

Tuesday 7 January 2020

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, The Old Queens Head, 40 Pond Hill, Sheffield S1 2BG. Details

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Prime Minister’s Questions. 12 noon. House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1.

Thursday 9 January 2020

Private members bill ballot. 9am, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Question by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb in the House of Lords: When the moratorium on fracking will become a ban? 11am onwards, House of Lords, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Bristol Earth Strike – rolling picket. 12 noon-1pm, Bristol Temple Meads railway station, Bristol BS1 6QF. Details

Saturday 11 January 2020

Cake at the camp with Alex Phillips MEP. Visit by South East England MEP Alex Phillips to the Horse Hill oil site protection camp in Surrey. 5.30pm-6.30pm, Horse Hill Protection Camp, corner of Horse Hill and Reigate Road, Horley RH6 0HU. Details

Monday 13 January 2020

Deadline for submission of inspector’s report on the inquiry into Ineos plans for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts in South Yorkshire. The final decision is to be made by the local government secretary.

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Frack Free North Somerset AGM. Speakers include Tina Rothery. 7.30pm, Loves Cafe, 9 West Street, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset BS23 1JR. Details 

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Prime Minister’s Questions. 12 noon. House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Debate on green industrial revolution. About 1pm, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Question by Lord Berkeley. On inclusion by South East Counter Terrorism police of Extinction Rebellion on a list of extremist ideologies. 3pm onwards, House of Lords, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Friday 17 January to Sunday 19 January 2020

Rebel Evolution – growth and expansion weekend. 5pm on Friday 17 January to 7pm on Sunday 19 January, Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, Bradford BD1 4TY. Hosted by Extinction Rebellion North. Details

Saturday 18 January to Sunday 19 January 2020

Reclaim the Power national gathering. 10.30am on Saturday to 5pm on Sunday. 18-22 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP. Details

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council planning committee. Due to decide Third Energy’s application to extend the life of its Ryedale wellsites, pipeline and power station. 10am, The Grand Meeting Room, No. 1 Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8QZ.  Details

Business, energy and industrial strategy questions. 11.30am, House of Commons, London SW1. Details

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Prime Minister’s Questions. 12 noon. House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1.

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Yeovil, Somerset. Contact and details

Thursday 23 January 2020

Deadline for submission of inspector’s report on the inquiry into IGas plans for shale gas exploration at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. The final decision is to be made by the local government secretary.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Prime Minister’s Questions. 12 noon. House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1.

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Yeovil, Somerset. Details and for contact information on venue

Thursday 30 January 2020

Radiation in the oil and gas industry: online Q & A. 6pm-8pm. Link to follow. Hosted by Extinction Rebellion. Details

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UKOG’s Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex, 27 August 2017. Photo: Weald Oil Watch

Deadline for comments on UKOG application for extension of permission for 24 months at Broadford Bridge, West Sussex. Details and DrillOrDrop report

Deadline for comments on UKOG application for retention of fencing, gates and cabins at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex. Details

Deadline for comments. IGas application for a radioactive substances permit for its oil site at Singleton, West Sussex. Documents are not available online but can be viewed by contacting the Environment Agency by email or post. Details

Also expected in January

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Lee Walsh, Katrina Lawrie and Christopher Wilson outside the Royal Courts of Justice, 11 December 2019. Photo: Used with the owner’s consent

  • Hand down of ruling in appeal by three campaigners found guilty of contempt of court for breach of Cuadrilla injunction at Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
  • Decision in Egdon Resources’ appeal against refusal of planning permission for long-term oil production at Wressle See DrillOrDrop report on 17 January 2020.

Coming later

Saturday 1 February 2020

Extinction Rebellion workshop on oppression, movement building and relationships as activists. 1pm-5pm, St Nicolas Parish Church, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW. Free. Details and to register

Sunday 2 February 2019

Faith at the Gate – Hose Hill. Contemplation, prayer and stand witness to extraction of fossil fuels. Meet at 3.30pm at the monitoring camp at the junction of the A217 and Horse Hill, near Horley, Surrey. Event begins at 4pm outside the Horse Hill site. Details

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, The Old Queen’s Head, 40 Pond Hill, Sheffield S1 2BG. Details

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Sheffield City Council – stop wasting our time. Demonstration outside Sheffield City Council meeting and petition delivery about climate action in the city. 1pm-3pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH. Details

First reading of private members bills.

Thursday 6 February 2020

Release of results of BEIS Wave 32 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

Saturday 8 February 2020

The fall of BP. Re-arranged date for event described as a mass action against climate crisis. 12 noon-5pm, British Museum, London WC1B 3DG. Details

Sunday 9 February 2020

Frack Free Isle of Wight meetings about UKOG plans for Arreton and Godshill. 12 noon-1.45pm and 2pm-3.45pm, Arreton Village Hall, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AD

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Friday 14 February 2020

Sheffield Youth Strike 4 climate. 11am, Devonshire Green, Division Street, Sheffield. Details

Monday 17 February 2020

Decision on Egdon’s appeal over refusal of long-term oil production at Wressle on or before this date. Details  and Egdon statement

Friday 21 February-Sunday 23 February

Earth First! UK Winter Moot. Details to be confirmed.

Monday 24 February 2020

Extended deadline for comments to Lancashire County Council on new information on Aurora Resources’ application to frack at Altcar Moss, near Formby.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Meeting of West Sussex County Council planning committee. Expected date for discussion of Angus Energy application for a production test at Balcombe. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester (to be confirmed). Link to agenda (available seven days before meeting).

Thursday 27 February 2020

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Proposed boreholes at Loxley near Dunsfold in Surrey. Source: UKOG planning application

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee. Possible date for discussion of UKOG’s application for oil and gas drilling near Dunsfold. To be confirmed.

Thursday 4 March 2020

Decision due. South Western Energy application for a vertical well at Puddletown, Dorset. Details

Monday 16 March 2020

Strategic planning committee meeting of Dorset County Council. Possible decision date for South Western Energy application for a vertical well at Puddletown, Dorset. 10am, The Quarter Jack Suite, The Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Details

Saturday 21 March 2020

Extinction Rebellion music fundraiser event. Hosted by XR Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire. 7pm-11pm, The Phoenix Suite, Chester Street, Chesterfield. Detailsand tickets 

Friday 27 March 2020

Provisional date for decision by Lancashire County Council on Aurora Resources application to drill and frack two wells at Altcar Moss near Formby. To be confirmed.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Decision date. West Sussex County Council’s recommended determination date for UKOG application to extend planning permission at Broadford Bridge for 24 hours.

Deadline for restoration. UKOG Broadford Bridge site in West Sussex.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Deadline for announcement of decision on Woodsetts and Ellesmere Port inquiries.

Monday 27 April 2020

Start date of trial of 12 people charged with obstruction of the highway outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road. Stuart Ackroyd, Maria Allen, Daniel Bee, Sarah Boyle, Rebecca Daniels, Joseph Haslam, Gordon Holian, Katrina Lawrie, Rose Monaghan, Tina Rothery, Ellie Stanton and Christopher Wilson were arrested on May 22 2018 after a protest. The trial is due to last three or four days.

Thursday 7 May 2020

Release of results of BEIS Wave 33 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

July

Release of results of BEIS Wave 34 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Exact date to be confirmed. Website

Thursday 9 July 2020

South Yorkshire schools climate change conference. 9.30am-3.30pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HU. Details from schoolsclimateconference.SY @gmail.com

 

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