Block SE75

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SE75

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

SE75 is PEDL342

Licence Operator   Cuadrilla
Partner         Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd

Other blocks in licence None
Licence type Shale
Commitments New 2d seismic surveying
Drill Or Drop clause One well

Administrative areas covered by licence
East Yorkshire
York
North Yorkshire

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
East Yorkshire          Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight       Conservative
Thirsk and Malton    Kevin Hollinrake       Conservative
York Outer     Julian Sturdy            Conservative

European areas overlapping with licence block
  Lower Derwent Valley SAC
River Derwent SAC
Lower Derwent Valley SPA
Lower Derwent Valley RAMSAR

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected         No records

Wildlife Trust sites overlapping with block
Cali Heath (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Rivers, Otters, Vibration effects from nearby drilling

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 tothe 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: Lower Derwent ValleyRamsar, Lower Derwent Valley SPA, River Derwent SAC.

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 Lower Derwent Valley Ramsar, Lower Derwent Valley SPA.- Riparian or estuarine habitats and species may be sensitive to impacts on tributary watercourses by activities. Land that is within 10km of a riparian or estuarine European site, and which is also within 200 metres of a contributory watercourse to that site, is considered to be of a potentially sensitive nature (due to its potential connectivity to a 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 River Derwent SAC.- Otters (Lutra lutra) travel along rivers and their tributaries, and occasionally use semi-natural habitats beyond the riparian corridor, and so could be vulnerable to activities occurring outside the designated site itself. Land that is within 10km of a site supporting otters, and which is also within 200 metres of a contributory watercourse to that site, is considered to be of a potentially sensitive nature (due to its potential to be used by otters) 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 Lower Derwent Valley SAC, River Derwent SAC.- 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 Lower Derwent Valley Ramsar, Lower Derwent Valley SPA, River Derwent SAC.

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