On the 15th of January 2019 National Grid Viking Link Ltd. made The National Grid Viking Link Limited (Viking Link Interconnector) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019 (CPO) to enable it to compulsorily acquire the land and rights necessary to install the UK onshore infrastructure.

A copy of the CPO, the Maps which show the land included in the CPO, the Statement of Reasons explaining why the CPO has been made, and the documents referred to in it, are available to view on the Documents page of this website by clicking here.

These documents can also be inspected during all reasonable hours at the following locations:

  • Planning Department, East Lindsey District Council, Room 51, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Manby Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP;

  •  Planning Department, South Holland District Council, Priory Road, Spalding, PE11 2XE;

  • Planning Department, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF; and

  •  Planning Department, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR.

Next steps

Now the CPO has been made, it will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for confirmation.

Depending on the number and nature of objections received, the Secretary of State may decide to hold an inquiry at which an Inspector will hear evidence from National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and any objectors before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State as to whether the CPO should be confirmed. If confirmed, National Grid Viking Link Ltd. will have powers available to it to compulsorily acquire the land and rights needed for the UK onshore infrastructure.

How to find more information about CPO

Further detail on the compulsory purchase process can be found in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance on Compulsory Purchase Process and The Crichel Down Rules (February 2018) which are available to view and download for free online by clicking here 

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has also produced booklets and guidance on how the compulsory purchase process works entitled "Compulsory Purchase and Compensation" listed below:

  • Booklet No. 1 - Compulsory Purchase Procedure.

  • Booklet No. 2 - Compensation to Business Owners and Occupiers.

  • Booklet No. 3 - Compensation to Agricultural Owners and Occupiers.

  • Booklet No. 4 - Compensation for Residential Owners and Occupiers.

  • Booklet No. 5 - Reducing the Adverse Effects of Public Development: Mitigation Works.

The booklets are available to view and download for free online by clicking here 

Contacting the team

If you would more information about the CPO or the Project please contact Dalcour Maclaren by telephone on 03334 560 110 (phone lines are operational between 9.00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays) and ask for a member of the NGVL project team or email us at viking.link@dalcourmaclaren.com