Block SY79a

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SY79a
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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)

SY79a is part of  PEDL327
Licence Operator   South Western
Partner South Western Energy Limited

Other blocks in licence SY88d, SY89b
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
Dorset

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
West Dorset  Oliver Letwin Conservative
North Dorset Simon Hoare Conservative
South Dorset         Richard Drax Conservative

European areas overlapping with licence block       No records

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
  Dorset Heathlands SPA

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 siteitself. Land within 10km of 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 berequired by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are Dorset Heathlands 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 1kmof 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 Dorset Heathlands SPA.

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