On the 15th of January 2019, National Grid Viking Link Ltd (NGVL) 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 and operate the UK onshore infrastructure.
On the 6th of February 2020 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirmed the CPO with minor modifications. A copy of the confirmed CPO, and the Maps which show the land included in it, are available to view here:
These documents are also available to view during office 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
- Planning Department, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR
From the 19th of February 2020, the compulsory purchase powers in the CPO will be available for NGVL to exercise. However, NGVL remains committed to securing the land and rights necessary for the installation and operation of the UK onshore infrastructure by voluntary agreement if at all possible, and wishes to reemphasise this commitment to all landowners.
NGVL will continue to negotiate with landowners to secure voluntary agreements and will advise landowners of the construction programme and when voluntary agreements need to be completed by.
In the event that voluntary agreements are not in place by the date on which land/rights over land are required for construction, NGVL may need to exercise the compulsory purchase powers in the CPO to secure them.
Contacting the team
To continue or commence discussions regarding the voluntary acquisition of your land interests and/or if you require more information about 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 the project team at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.