Block NZ52b

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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)

NZ52b is part of PEDL259
Licence Operator   Third Energy
Partner  Egdon Resources UK Limited,
Third Energy UK Gas Limited

Other blocks in PEDL NZ51, 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
Hartlepool
Middlesbrough

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Hartlepool                                                                       Iain Wright                                  Labour
Middlesbrough                                                               Andrew McDonald                    Labour
Stockton North                                                            Alex Cunningham                    Labour

European areas overlapping with licence block
Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast SPA
Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast RAMSAR

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
North Yorks Moors SPA
Northumbria Coast SPA
Northumbria Coast Ramsar

Sensitivity concerns        Birds, Vibration effects from nearby drilling

Conditions
Stage A, B, C and D activities will be prohibited at or near to the surface within the boundaries of all European sites in this block.

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 Northumbria Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, Northumbria 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 Northumbria Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast Ramsar, Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA, Northumbria Coast SPA, North York Moors SPA.

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