We are committed to forming and maintaining successful working relationships with all landowners and occupiers who may be affected by our project. We are 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 and more information on our expected survey programme can be found here.
We will need to contact landowners, tenants and other persons with an interest in land that might be affected by the new connection so we can confirm their interests and how the project might affect them. It is important to us that we are able to communicate the progress of the project with interested parties and to gather any comments or feedback on our proposals.
We have appointed Dalcour Maclaren, a firm of chartered surveyors, to identify and reference all parties that own or have an interest in land that might be affected by the project, and to arrange access for surveys where required. Please be assured that National Grid and its contractors will not enter any land until the appropriate consent has been secured, and we will generally not require access to residential property.
In 2011, National Grid published the process it will use for obtaining land rights for all new assets. This process, the Land Rights Strategy, has been applied to all new electricity and gas transmission assets, Carbon Capture and Storage and interconnector projects. Please note that the Land Rights Strategy is currently under review, however it will continue to apply to all current projects until further notification.
Before we can install and maintain any equipment on private land, we will need to agree appropriate rights and interests with the owner and occupier of that land, and preferably reach an agreement by negotiation. More information on how we will identify landowners can be found here.
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 lines are operational between 9.00 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). A telephone answering service is available outside of these times.