Block SK38

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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)

SK38 is PEDL301
Licence Operator
   INEOS
Partner          INEOS Upstream Ltd

Other blocks in licence None
Licence type Shale
Commitments 1 well
Drill Or Drop clause None

Administrative areas covered by licence
Sheffield
Derbyshire

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
NE Derbyshire          Natascha Engel       Labour
Sheffield Central     Paul Blomfield          Labour
   Sheffield Hallam   Nick Clegg    Lib Dem
Sheffield SE Clive Betts     Labour
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough   Harry Harpham         Labour
Sheffield, Heeley     Louise Hay    Labour

European areas overlapping with licence block       No records

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
  Peak District Dales SAC
Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) SPA

Wildlife Trust sites overlapping with block
Carbrook Ravine (Sheffield Wildlife Trust)
Crabtree Ponds (Sheffield Wildlife Trust)
Moss Valley Woodlands (Sheffield Wildlife Trust)
Salmon Pastures (Sheffield Wildlife Trust)
Sunnybank (Sheffield Wildlife Trust)
Twentywellsick Wood(Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Rivers, Vibration effects from nearby drilling

Conditions
No conditions proposed.

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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