Block TA06b

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TA06b

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

TA06b is PEDL332
Licence Operator
   INEOS
Partner          INEOS Upstream Ltd

Other blocks in licence None
Licence type Shale
Commitments 1 well, 1 hrz frac well, new 2D & 3D
Drill Or Drop clause None

Administrative areas covered by licence
East Yorkshire
North Yorkshire

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

European areas overlapping with licence block       No records

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
  Flamborough Head SAC
Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs SPA

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Coastal habitat, 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 Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs SPA.- Coastal or marine habitat features could be vulnerable to any changes in coastal processes that occur due to activities occurring along the coastline. Land located along the coastline (i.e. within 1km of the mean low water level), and which is also within 10km of a European site with coastal habitats, is therefore 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 forspecific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are Flamborough Head 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 Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs SPA.

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