Diary

Autumn 2020 diary

DrillOrDrop’s autumn diary of events in 2020 about the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.

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. More events are added when we get details.

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

UKOG site at Arreton, Isle of Wight. Photo: Don’t Drill the Wight

Tuesday 1 September 2020

UK-wide protests about climate change by Extinction Rebellion. Due to continue in London, Cardiff and Manchester until Saturday 5 September. Details

Monday 7 September 2020

Virtual meeting of Lincolnshire County Council’s planning committee. 10.30am via teams or audio broadcast. Due to consider extensions of planning permission for Egdon’s site at North Kelsey. Details

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 Meeting webpage PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN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.

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Stranded assets and stranded liabilities. Reuters webinar with speakers from State Street Global Advisors, Carbon Tracker, BNPP AM and candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. 3pm. To register

Online screening of climate documentary 2040 by Damon Gameau. Followed by discussion with Simon Bowens (Friends of the Earth), Sue Jefferson (Circular Economy Malton) and Steve Mason (Environmental Smart). 7pm-10pm. Online via link. To register

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 CANCELLED

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Walking the Talk? Is there a linkage between oil & gas companies announced CO2 ambitions and their upstream project portfolio management? Carbon Tracker webinar. 2pm. Link to join

Thursday 24 September 2020

Chesterfield Climate Alliance relaunch meeting. 7.30pm by Zoom. To register

Angus Energy investor and analyst conference call. 5pm via phone numbers  +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 or 0808 109 0700. Details

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.

Friday 25 September 2020

Global day of climate action. Details

Sunday 27 September 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. First stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. 10am-2pm, Brockham and Leith Hill. Details

Monday 28 September 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Second stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. 10am-2pm, Dunsfold. Details

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

Tuesday 29 September 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Third stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. Money raised is for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s grant of planning permission for long-term oil production at Horse Hill. 10am-2pm, Broadford Bridge. Details

Wednesday 30 September 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Fourth stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. Money raised is for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s grant of planning permission for long-term oil production at Horse Hill. 10am-2pm, Balcombe. Details

Thursday 1 October 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Fifth stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. Money raised is for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s grant of planning permission for long-term oil production at Horse Hill. 10am-2pm, Balcombe. Details

Friday 2 October 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Sixth stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. Money raised is for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s grant of planning permission for long-term oil production at Horse Hill. 10am-2pm, Horse Hill. Details

Saturday 3 October 2020

STOP! Walking the Weald fundraiser. Final stage of 100 mile walk by grandmother and environmentalist Pat Smith, stopping at current, previous, proposed and failed oil sites. Money raised is for a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s grant of planning permission for long-term oil production at Horse Hill. 10am-2pm, Horse Hill. 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.  CANCELLED DrillOrDrop report on the application

Monday 19 October 2020

Meeting of West Sussex planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on Angus Energy’s application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. 10.30am. Virtual meeting. Meeting webpage MEETING POSTOPONED

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Extended deadline for decision on UKOG application to drill and test for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight. Application website

Thursday 22 October 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. DECISION POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2020. Link to meeting webpage

Monday 26 October 2020

Start of virtual examination in public of Nottinghamshire local minerals plan. 10am via Microsoft Teams and live streamed. Details, link to draft plan (pdf) and link to written statements

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Virtual hearing on mineral policy MP12 on hydrocarbons in examination in public of Nottinghamshire local minerals plan. Participants comprise Nottinghamshire County Council, AECOM for Egdon Resources, Frack Free Misson, Friends of the Earth UK, IGas Energy. 10am via Microsoft Teams and live streamed. Details, link to draft plan (pdf) and link to written statements

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Meeting of Isle of Wight planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on UK Oil & Gas’s application for drilling at Arreton. 4pm. Virtual meeting. CANCELLED Details

Monday 9 November 2020

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

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Meeting of West Sussex planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on Angus Energy’s application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. 10.30am. Virtual meeting. CANCELLED Meeting webpage

Thursday 12 November 2020

Publication of the Wave 35 public attitudes survey. 9.30am. Link to webpage

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Judicial Review hearing on planning permission granted by Surrey County Council for 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill by UK Oil & Gas plc. Court of Appeal, Royal Court of Justice, The Strand, London. Likely to be a virtual hearing. Time to be confirmed.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Judicial Review hearing on planning permission granted by Surrey County Council for 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill by UK Oil & Gas plc. Court of Appeal, Royal Court of Justice, The Strand, London. Likely to be a virtual hearing. Time to be confirmed.

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

Thursday 26 November 2020

Annual general meeting of AJ Lucas. The AGM of the owner of Cuadrilla is online for shareholders at 9am Sydney time (10pm GMT). Details

Friday 27 November 2020

Meeting of Surrey County Council’s planning committee. Scheduled to reconsider UKOG’s application for drilling at Loxley/Dunsfold. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Public access by video. Link to meeting webpage

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Meeting of West Sussex planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on Angus Energy’s application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. 10.30am. Virtual meeting. CANCELLED Link to meeting page

Monday 7 December 2020

Meeting of Dorset County Council strategic planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for South Western Energy’s application to drill wells near Puddletown.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Committee on Climate Change recommendation on the level of the sixth carbon budget (2033-2037). Details

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Meeting of Isle of Wight planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on UK Oil & Gas’s application for drilling at Arreton. 4pm. Virtual meeting. Details

Coming up in 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Meeting of West Sussex planning committee meeting. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on Angus Energy’s application for a one-year well test at Balcombe. 10.30am. Virtual meeting. Link to meeting webpage

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