What’s happening this week? 13-19 March 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 12, 2017
In this week’s listings:

A community group and a campaigner taken on the Communities Secretary in the High Court over permission for fracking at Preston New Road, Lancashire
Final day for comments on the minerals plan for West Sussex and the South Downs National Park
Parliamentary meeting on the case for shale gas
Plus training, film screening, meetings and information events.

Closing date for comments in final consultation on West Sussex and South Downs National Park joint minerals and waste plan.

Expected publication of recommendation of planning officers on IGas application for a shale gas well at Tinker Lane, north Nottinghamshire. Link to council website

Tuesday 14 March 2017
All Party Parliamentary Group on unconventional oil and gas meeting The Case for Shale Gas, with Gareth Redmond-King, WWF-UK and Ken Cronin, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, 10am-11am, Houses of Parliament (by invitation)

Wednesday 15 March 2017
First day of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

High Court support for statutory challenge in Manchester (see above).

Frack Free Ashfield film screening and introduction to fracking presentation, 7pm-8.30pm, Triple S Snooker and Social Club, Mansfield Road, Skegby, Nottinghamshire NG17 3ED.

Frack Free North Somerset open meeting, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ.

Public meeting by Frack Free Formby to discuss plans by Aurora Energy Resources to drill for shale gas in the former Formby Oilfield. 7.30pm, Cricket Club, Cricket Path, Formby, Liverpool L37 7DP.

Thursday 16 March 2017
Day two of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

Scheduled date for hearing for case against Peter Yankowski, a photojournalist arrested during a slow-walking protest of vehicles from A E Yates in Bolton. Manchester Magistrates Court, Crown Square, Manchester M60 1PR

Friday 17 March 2017
Friday against Fracking, protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH.

Day three of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

Closing date for consultation by Natural England on whether to confirm the West Pennine Moors as a SSSI. Confirmation would help prevent fracking from the surface of the area. Link to consultation

Frack Free York Benefit Extravaganza, 7.30pm-11.30pm, The Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, York YO10 4EX.

Saturday 18 March 2017
Frack Free South Yorkshire fracking awareness stall and petition, 10am-1pm, Clock Corner, Baxter Gate, Doncaster.

Weekly Saturday gathering about Broadford Bridge well, 2pm-4pm, next to the Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Aversane Lane, nr Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9JH

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