We are committed to maintaining successful working relationships with all landowners and occupiers who may be affected by our Project.
The UK Onshore Scheme will include installing approximately 68 km (42 miles) of underground high voltage Direct Current (DC) cables. More information about the areas of land we may require during the construction and operation of the DC cables can be found here.
Our appointed land agents, Dalcour Maclaren, are contacting landowners, tenants and other persons with an interest in land and whose land might be affected by the Project. It is important to us that we are able to communicate the progress of the Project with interested parties, and arrange access for surveys where required. More information on how we will identify landowners can be found here.
We are currently undertaking a variety of environmental and engineering surveys to inform the development of the project. We will try to keep any disturbance and inconvenience to a minimum. More information on our survey programme can be found here.
Please be assured that National Grid and its contractors will not enter any land until the appropriate consent has been secured. Before we can install and maintain any equipment on private land, we will need to agree appropriate rights with the owner(s) / occupier(s) and attempt to reach an agreement by negotiation.
In 2011, National Grid published the process it will use for obtaining land rights for all new assets. The National Grid Land Rights Strategy applies to interconnector projects, electricity and gas transmission assets. For more information, please see National Grid's Payment Schedule for New Electricity Transmission Assets and Payment of Surveyors Fees.
If you own or occupy land which you feel may be affected by our proposals and would like to talk to our land agents, Dalcour Maclaren, please telephone them on 0333 456 0110 (calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and should count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. These rules apply to calls from any telephone line including mobile, BT, other fixed line or payphone).
If you would like general information on our project, please contact our community relations team on 0800 731 0561 (Calls to the 0800 numbers are free from most landlines). Phone line is operational between 9.00 am and 5.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays). An answer phone is available outside of these times to leave a message. Any messages left will be picked up on the next available working day.