Block NZ51

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NZ51

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Map credit:   DECC Habitats Regulations Assessments of 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licencing Round
(Maps are in the Appendix E link at the bottom of the DECC page)

NZ51 is part of PEDL259
Licence Operator   Third Energy
Partners  Egdon Resources UK Limited, Third Energy UK Gas Limited

Other blocks in PEDL NZ52b, NZ52c
Licence type Shale
Commitments None
Drill Or Drop clause 1 well

The licence in this area covers several blocks, including this one. The listed commitments are for the whole licence area, not per block.

Administrative areas covered by licence
Redcar and Cleveland
Middlesbrough

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Middlesbrough                                                               Andrew McDonald                    Labour
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland              Tom Blenkinsop                        Labour
Redcar                                                                          Anna Turley                               Labour
Richmond (Yorks)                                                         Rishi Sunak                               Conservative

European areas overlapping with licence block
North Yorks Moors SPA
North Yorks Moors SAC

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast SPA
teesmouth & Cleveland Coast RAMSAR

Sensitivity concerns        Birds, Vibration effects from nearby drilling

National Park overlapping block    North York Moors National Park

Conditions
Stage B, C and D activities will be prohibited at or near to the surface within the boundaries of all European sites in this block. Stage A activities at or near to the surface will be prohibited in certain sites with potentially sensitive features. Stage A activities, at or near to the surface, are therefore also prohibited in any overlapping areas of two or more European sites, where such activities are prohibited in at least one of those sites . The sites in which Stage A activities are prohibited are: North York MoorsSPA.

Advice
This block has European sites within it, or within 1km of the block boundary. In general, land within approximately 1km of a European site is considered to be of a potentially sensitive nature (due to its proximity to the European site) such that mitigation and/or alternative siting may be required by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. .- In some instances, bird species that are associated with SPAs and some Ramsar sites may rely on non-designated habitats beyond the European site boundaries, and so could be vulnerable to activities occurring outside the designated site itself. Land within 10kmof an SPA, or a Ramsar site designated for its bird populations, is therefore considered to be of a potentially sensitive nature (due to its proximity to the European site) such that mitigation and/or alternative siting may be required by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, North York Moors SPA.- Some of European site interest features (e.g. birds species; fish; marine mammals) are potentially sensitive to noise or vibration effects associated with Stage A activities (as well as Stage B, C and D activities). Land within approximately 1km of a European site supporting noise or vibration sensitive features is considered to be of a potentially sensitive nature (due to its proximity to the European site) such that mitigation and/or alternative siting may be required by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites with features potentially vulnerable to this in or near this block are Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, North York Moors SPA.

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