Within defined areas of potential carbon dioxide storage proposals should demonstrate in order of preference:
- that they will not prevent carbon dioxide storage
- how, if there are adverse impacts on carbon dioxide storage, they will minimise them
- how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated
- the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts
- Proponents may wish to consider the database completed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and The Crown Estate, taking data from the study completed by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), showing potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites before making a proposal.
- Proponents may wish to consider providing a map as part of a proposal showing the development and its relation to the vicinity of a potential CCS storage site.
- Proponents may wish to consider assessing how a proposed project will not prevent CCS storage within a proposal.
- If it is not possible to mitigate or minimise adverse impacts to a potential CCS storage site, a proposal may wish to consider including an assessment of the importance of the proposal to meet other marine plan policies or objectives or that there are no other alternative locations for the proposal and the reasoning why.
Reproduced with permission of the Marine Management Organisation, Ordnance Survey, DECC and UKHO.