Diary

Summer 2020 diary

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Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, 10 April 2019. Photo: Hazel Winter

DrillOrDrop’s diary is back after a break when many events were cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Many of the events in this diary have still to be confirmed. We’ll update when we have new information but please check with the organisers.

Please let us know if you would like us to include details of events or if information is wrong  contact@DrillOrDrop.com


Tuesday 23 June 2020

Know your rights: Kettles and facial recognition webinar by Garden Court Chambers. 1pm-2.15pm. Details

Monday 29 June 2020

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council’s planning committee. 10.30am. This meeting is due to decide UKOG’s plans to drill near the village of Dunsfold. Planning officers had already recommended approval. This meeting is expected to be conducted online. Meeting webpage

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Justification defences: direct action and freedom of expression webinar by Garden Court Chambers. 12.30pm-1:45pm. Details

Defendants in Horse Hill protest case due to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court. 3pm, Mary Road, Guildford GU1 4PS

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Scheduled date for West Sussex County Council’s planning committee. 10.30am. This meeting is due to decide UKOG’s application to extend the life of its exploration site at Broadford Bridge. The meeting is expected to be conducted online with restricted public access. Meeting webpage

Trial issues in protest cases – webinar by Garden Court Chambers. 1pm-2.15pm. Details

Thursday 9 July 2020

North Yorkshire County Council planning and regulatory functions virtual committee meeting. 10am. This meeting is due to discuss the application by Third Energy to extend the life of its Ryedale wellsites. The committee decided in January 2020 that it was “minded to approve”.  Agenda and DrillOrDrop report

Monday 13 July 2020

Strategic planning committee meeting of Dorset County Council. 10am. We’re watching this meeting for South Western Energy’s application to drill wells near Puddletown. Meeting webpage. Meeting arrangements to be confirmed. DrillOrDrop report on the application  CANCELLED

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Hearing at the High Court in judicial review case brought by Eddie Thornton against the Oil & Gas Authority over the sale of Third Energy. This case is expected to be conducted by video conference. Details to be confirmed.

Protest injunctions and contempt of court webinar by Garden Court Chambers. 1pm – 2:15pm. Details

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Hearing at the High Court in judicial review case brought by Eddie Thornton against the Oil & Gas Authority over the sale of Third Energy. This case is expected to be conducted by video conference. Details to be confirmed.

Lancashire County Council development control committee meeting. 10.30am. This meeting is due to decide Cuadrilla’s application to extend its planning permission at Elswick. Planning officers have recommended approval. The meeting is expected to be conducted by video conference. Details to be confirmed. Meeting webpage and DrillOrDrop report

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Zoom call about Isle of Wight drilling plans.  Hosted by Isle of Wight Green Party, with Tina Rothery and Gina Dowding. 6.30pm and follow link: https://zoom.us/j/91229005336#success

Wednesday 29 July 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council meeting to include motion to declare a climate emergency. 10am, held remotely by video. Link to agenda, link to webcast

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Deadline for completion of Cuadrilla’s extended well test on PNR2 at Preston New Road near Blackpool in the approval from the Oil & Gas Authority. Link

Thursday 6 August 2020

Release of results from the quarterly survey of attitudes to fracking by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial. 9.30am. Website

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Meeting of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee. 10.30am. We’re watching this meeting for Aurora Resources’ application to drill and frack at Altcar Moss, near Formby. The meeting is expected to be conducted by video conference. Details to be confirmed. Meeting webpage PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

Thursday 20 August 2020

New application for Balcombe well test expected to be submitted by Angus Energy. Details

End of August 2020

Expected publication of results of monitoring of Preston New Road fracking site by the British Geological Survey. Due to be published on NERC Open Research Archive at nora.nerc.ac.uk

Coming up later

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Meeting of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee. 10.30am. We’re watching this meeting for Aurora Resources’ application to drill and frack at Altcar Moss, near Formby. Details to be confirmed. Meeting webpage PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

Delivering net zero by 2050: Does government have an effective plan? All Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Costs, with Lord Deben, chair of the Climate Change Committee. 4pm. Virtual meeting.

Thursday 10 September 2020

Publication of full report of Climate Assembly UK.

Thursday 17 September 2020

Meeting of Surrey County Council’s planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for the repeat consideration of UKOG’s application for drilling at Loxley/Dunsfold. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Thursday 24 September 2020

Weald Action Group online update on legal action over Horse Hill production. Free webinar on judicial review against Surrey County Council over its approval of planning permission at Horse Hill. 8pm. Register for a place.

Monday 28 September 2020

Deadline for comments to West Sussex County Council on Angus Energy application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. Details

Monday 5 October 2020

Strategic planning committee meeting of Dorset County Council. 10am. We’re watching this meeting for South Western Energy’s application to drill wells near Puddletown. Meeting webpage. Meeting arrangements to be confirmed. DrillOrDrop report on the application

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Scheduled deadline for decision by West Sussex County Council on Angus Energy application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. Details

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