Block TF57

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TF57

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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)

TF57

Licence Operator   GDF
Partner        GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd

Other blocks in licence TF56
Licence type
Shale
Commitments
None
Drill Or Drop clause
One 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
Lincolnshire

Parliamentary constituencies and MPs
Louth and Horncastle         Victoria Atkins          Conservative
Boston and Skegness        Matt Warman 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
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC
Gibraltar Point SPA
Humber Estuary SPA
Humber Estuary RAMSAR
Gibraltar Point RAMSAR

Wildlife Trust sites overlapping with block
Anderby Marsh (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Chapel Pit (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Huttoft Bank Pit (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Spendluffe Meadows (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Wolla Bank Pit (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
Wolla Bank Reedbed (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)

Sensitivity concerns     Birds, Coastal habitat, Rivers, Otters, 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 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 be required by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are Gibraltar Point Ramsar, Humber Estuary Ramsar, Humber Estuary SPA, GibraltarPoint 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 Gibraltar Point Ramsar, Humber Estuary Ramsar, The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC,Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point SAC.- Otters (Lutra lutra) travel along rivers and their tributaries, and occasionally use semi-natural habitats beyond the riparian corridor, and so could be vulnerable to activities occurring outside the designated site itself. Land that is within 10km of a site supporting otters, 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 to be used by otters) such that mitigation and/or alternative siting maybe required by authorities further considering HRA issues for specific project-level operations. The European sites potentially vulnerable in or near this block are The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 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 Gibraltar Point Ramsar, Humber Estuary Ramsar, Humber Estuary SPA, Gibraltar Point SPA,The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC.

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