Block SD50

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SD50
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Map credit:   DECC Habitats Regulations Assessments of 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licencing Round

SD50 is part of PEDL262
Licence Operator
   Aurora
Partner   AURORA ENERGY RESOURCES LIMITED

Other blocks in licence SD40
Licence type Shale
Commitments New 2D and 3D seismic survey
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
Lancashire
Wigan

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Makerfield     Yvonne Fovargue    Labour
St Helens North       Connor McGinn       Labour
West Lancashire      Rosie Cooper           Labour
Wigan                       Lisa Nandy    Labour

European areas overlapping with licence block       No records

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
Martin Mere SPA
Martin Mere RAMSAR

Wildlife Trust sites overlapping with block
Wigan Flashes (Lancs Wildlife Trust)

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Vibration effects from nearby drilling

Conditions
No conditions proposed.

Advice
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 Martin Mere Ramsar, Martin Mere 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 Martin Mere Ramsar, Martin Mere SPA.

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