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

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

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. We’re watching this meeting for Cuadrilla’s application to extend its planning permission at Elswick. The application is listed as a delegated decision but there have been objections from Elswick and Treales, Roseacre and Wharles parish councils. The meeting is expected to be conducted by video conference. Details to be confirmed. Meeting webpage

Tuesday 21 July 2020

North Yorkshire County Council planning and regulatory functions committee meeting. 10am. We understand this meeting will 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”. Details to be confirmed. Meeting webpage and DrillOrDrop report

August 2020

Results from the quarterly survey of attitudes to fracking by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial. Date to be announced. Website

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

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

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

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