Guidance

East Anglia - Subregion 3

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.

Details

Our work shows that we may find a suitable geological setting for a GDF in a small part of this subregion.

East Anglia - Subregion 3

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.

There are various types of gaps in our understanding of geology and we deal with these gaps in a number of ways.

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.

There are no known coal, oil, gas or metal resources in this subregion which means that it is unlikely that future generations may disturb a facility.

For further information, read the report below.

East Anglia Subregion 3

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We have also produced a summary of the geological attributes of the East Anglia Region.

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Published 19 December 2018