Block TF47

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TF47

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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)

TF47

Licence Operator   GDF
Partner        GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd

Other blocks in licence TF48b
Licence type
Shale
Commitments
None
Drill Or Drop clause
One well

Administrative areas covered by licence
Lincolnshire

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Louth and Horncastle         Victoria Atkins          Conservative

European areas overlapping with licence block       No records

European areas outside block which could be adversely affected
  Saltfleetby – Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point SAC
Humber Estuary SPA
Humber Estuary RAMSAR

Wildlife Trust sites overlapping with block
Hoplands Wood (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Mill Hill Quarry (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Rigsby Wood (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Willoughby Branch Line (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Willoghby Meadow (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)

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 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 Humber Estuary Ramsar, Humber Estuary 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 isalso 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 byauthorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are Humber Estuary Ramsar, Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 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 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 Humber Estuary Ramsar, Humber Estuary SPA.

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