National Geological Screening for a GDF - East Anglia region
The screening report hosted on this site is a technical exercise across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. No specific location in England, Wales or Northern Ireland has been identified as a potential GDF site. Any future decision on geological disposal would be subject to community agreement and planning and environmental consents.
Our work shows that we may find a suitable geological setting for a GDF in a small part of this subregion.
Although rock cannot generally be seen at the surface in this subregion except in man-made excavations such as quarries or road cuttings, some deep boreholes and geophysical investigations give us an understanding of the rocks present and their distribution.
Geophysical investigations have indicated that there are likely to be granites and similar strong rocks, in which we may be able to site a GDF, between Ely, Cambridge, St Ives and Chatteris. We would need to do more work to find out whether these rocks have suitable properties and thicknesses in the depth range of interest for a GDF.
For further information, read the report below.
We have also produced a summary of the geological attributes of the East Anglia Region.