Diary

Spring 2021 diary

DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in spring 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.

Gas site at Misson, north Nottinghamshire. Source: IGas planning application to Nottinghamshire County Council

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 will be 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


Thursday 25 March 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council meeting to consider the inspector’s report on the Nottinghamshire Minerals local plan. Virtual meeting, 10.30am, broadcast live on You Tube, morning session: https://youtu.be/buY5th0CuNs and afternoon session https://youtu.be/wKeDL-B4NhA

Monday 29 March 2021

Meeting of Dorset Council’s strategic planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on South Western Energy’s application to drill near Puddletown. 10am. Link to meeting agenda MEETING CANCELLED

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April 2021

National weekend of action. Campaign action against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Events planned in towns and cities across the UK. Details and interactive map

Sunday 4 April 2021

Faith at the Gate. Easter Sunday gathering at 5pmoutside the Horse Hill oil site, Horse Hill, Horley RH6 0RB. Details

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Deadline in Dunsfold/Loxley appeal. Closing date for statements and comments from interested parties in UKOG appeal against refusal of planning permission for gas exploration site at Dunsfold, Surrey. Link to Planning Inspectorate website

Drilling rig proposed for UKOG’s Dunsfold site in Surrey. Source: UK Oil & Gas plc

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on IGas’s application for an extension of permission for its shale gas site at Misson. Link to meeting details CANCELLED

Fossil Free East Yorkshire Meeting. Online event. 7pm. Details or email fossilfreeeastyorkshire@gmail.com for details of how to join.

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Closing date for comments on changes to environmental permit for the Horse Hill oil production site in Surrey. DrillOrDrop report

Saturday 24 April 2021

The Climate Change Crisis – what on earth can we do? Free conference organised by Ryedale Christian Council. Speakers include Bishops James Jones and Graham Cray, the soil expert Neil Fuller, Simon Bowens of Friends of the Earth, Professors Jon Lovett and Nick Cowern and Peter Wright of Christian Aid. Link to details

Monday 26 April 2021

Meeting of Dorset Council’s strategic planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on South Western Energy’s application to drill near Puddletown – though we’re told there could be a longer delay. 10am. Link to agenda MEETING CANCELLED

Parliamentary debate on petition against Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill. Link

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Isle of Wight Council planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on UKOG’s application to drill for oil at Arreton. 4pm. Virtual meeting. Link to agenda

Saturday 1 May 2021

Kill The Bill protests. More than 40 UK actions against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Details

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Deadline for comments on variation to environmental permit at Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site in Surrey. DrillOrDrop report

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Barclays Bank AGM. A shareholder resolution calls on Barclays to set further and improved targets to phase out financial services to fossil fuels. 11am, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP and on an electronic platform. Details

Thursday 6 May 2021

Elections. Elections for England local councils, Mayor of London and London Assembly, local and combined authority mayoral elections, police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales, Welsh and Scottish parliamentary elections. Details

Thursday 13 May 2021

Publication of government Wave tracker 37 survey of public attitudes. 9.30am. Link to webpage

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Fossil Free East Yorkshire online meeting. 7pm. To attend, email fossilfreeeastyorkshire@gmail.com Details

Thursday 27 May 2021

Visit by East Riding of Yorkshire planning committee to West Newton B wellsite. 10am

Friday 28 May 2021

Visit by East Riding of Yorkshire planning committee to West Newton B wellsite. 2pm

Friday 11 June 2021-Sunday 13 June 2021

Friends of the Earth Groundswell 2021. Weekend of free, online talks, workshops, celebrations and action for the climate justice movement. Starts at 7.30pm on Friday 11 June. Ends 5pm Sunday 13 June. Details and to register

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 June 2021

Time for a Climate Revolution, Free online event highlighting climate solutions. Speakers include Alok Sharma, UK president of COP26, and US senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Ed Markey. Details and booking

Monday 21 June 2021

Isle of Wight planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on UKOG’s application to drill for oil at Arreton. 4pm. Virtual meeting. Link to agenda

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee. We’re watching this meeting for a decision on IGas’s application for an extension of permission for its shale gas site at Misson. Link to agenda

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Deadline in Dunsfold/Loxley appeal. Closing date for inquiry evidence in UKOG appeal against refusal of planning permission for gas exploration site at Dunsfold, Surrey. Link to Planning Inspectorate website

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Start of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission for UKOG’s application to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold/Loxley in Surrey. Venue arrangements yet to be announced.

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