Arreton, Isle of Wight

UKOG Isle of Wight

Key facts

Last updated: 5/10/2021

Address: land to north east of New Barn Business Park, Sandown Road, Arreton, Newport, Isle Of Wight PO30 3BT

Planning applications: 20/00513/FUL

Operator: UK Oil and Gas plc (UKOG)

Licence: PEDL331

Status: Planning application refused


25 March 2022

UKOG gives up on oil drilling at Arreton and does not appeal. Details

19 October 2021

Unanimous decision by Isle of Wight planning committee to refuse permission for oil exploration. Details

18 October 2021

Island’s environment leader opposes UKOG drilling plans. Details

11 October 2021

Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”. Details

9 August 2021

Two sides disagree on benefits of Arreton oil drilling plans. Details

13 July 2021

Isle of Wight MP opposes UKOG’s permit application for Arreton. Details

24 February 2021

Environment Agency urged to oppose Isle of Wight drilling plans on climate grounds. Details

8 January 2021

Consultation begins on revised plans

22 December 2020

Highways objection dropped on Arreton drilling plans. Details

Consultation on revised plans begins in 2021. Details

13 October 2020

UKOG moves site access to address concerns of highways officials. Additional consultation expected. Details

28 July 2020

1,740+ objections to Isle of Wight drilling plan but AONB says no direct impact. Details

23 July 2020

UKOG: “great surprise” at MP’s objection to Isle of Wight drilling plans. Details

21 July 2020

Oil drilling puts Isle of Wight biosphere status at risk” – AONB chair. Details

15 July 2020

Objections to Isle of Wight drilling top 670 in 17 days. Details

7 July 2020

Arreton Parish Council objects to UKOG drilling application. Details

27 June 2020

Opponents of Arreton drilling plans launch information campaign. Details

20 June 2020

Ventnor protest at UKOG drilling plans for Isle of Wight.

10 June 2020

Highway officials oppose UKOG’s Isle of Wight drilling plans over safety concerns. Details

Comments invited on UKOG’s Isle of Wight drilling plans at Arreton. Details

2 June 2020

Conservative MP opposes UKOG plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight. Details

14 May 2020

UKOG’s Arreton planning application is published on the Isle Of Wight planning website. Details

31 March 2020

UKOG delays capital spending because of coronavirus. Details

25 March 2020

No decision on UKOG’s Isle of Wight drilling plans during coronavirus outbreak. Details

23 March 2020

UKOG announces it has submitted Arreton planning application. Details

16 December 2019

UKOG unveils Isle of Wight drilling plans. Details

23 January 2019

A UKOG statement says the company expects to submit a planning application in the first quarter of 2019 for a test pilot hole and horizontal wellbore to target the Arreton Main discovery. DrillOrDrop report

22 January 2019

UKOG completes purchase of Solo Oil’s 30% stake in PEDL331. Details

12 December 2018

UKOG announces talks with Solo Oil to aquire its 30% shareholding in PEDL331. Details

29 March 2018

UKOG statement says well site is being secured for Arreton exploration and planning/permit applications prepared. Details and DrillOrDrop report

31 January 2018

A UKOG statement said the company was preparing applications to carry out drilling in the first half of 2019.

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