Block SK36a

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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)

SK36a is PEDL349
Licence Operator
   INEOS
Partner          INEOS Upstream Ltd, Europa Oil and Gas Ltd, Shale Petroleum (UK) Ltd, Upland Resources (UK Onshore) Ltd

Other blocks in licence SK46c
Licence type Shale
Commitments to be confirmed
Drill Or Drop clause None

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
Derbyshire

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Bolsover        Dennis Skinner        Labour
Chesterfield  Toby Perkins Labour
   Derbyshire Dales  Patrick McLoughlin Conservative
NE Derbyshire          Natascha Engel       Labour

European areas overlapping with licence block
  South Pennine Moors SAC
Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) SPA

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
  Peak District Dales SAC

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Rivers, 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: Peak District Moors(South Pennine Moors Phase 1) SPA.

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 Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) 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 Peak District Dales 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 Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) SPA, Peak District Dales SAC.

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