General Vesting Declaration

We’re committed to maintaining successful working relationships with all stakeholders and want to keep them informed of important changes affecting their land.

To ensure that the Hinkley Connection Project apparatus can be retained on the land, accessed and maintained into the future, National Grid, working in partnership with Western Power Distribution, needs to secure rights through what is known as a General Vesting Declaration (GVD).

This formal legal procedure gives the Hinkley Connection Project the authority to establish rights or take ownership over a property. A number of GVDs have been or will be completed, dependent on the nature of rights taken or the stage of the project. The GVD sets out the rights that are acquired in each case for each plot of land.

Physical copies of each GVD and its accompanying plans associated with the Hinkley Connection Project are available to view to those with interests in land, who are entitled to receive statutory notices confirming its execution.

The documents are available to view at the two locations below:

  • Nailsea Library, Somerset Square, Nailsea, BS48 1RQ

  • Portishead Library, Horatio House, 24 Harbour Rd, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7AL

Opening hours:

  • Monday: Closed

  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 6pm (10am opening on the third Tuesday (Nailsea) and 10am the second Thursday (Portishead) of the month)

  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm

  • Thursday: 9:30am - 5pm

  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm

  • Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm

  • Sunday: Closed

As an alternative, and in keeping with Government Covid-19 guidance, the current GVDs are available to view electronically in the library of documents below.